|"Semper Idem", Oil on canvas|
There is a unique kind of expressionism in Georgiou's paintings, dictated not only by the vigorous colour, but also by the crisp design. The presumed intent of the artist is certainly no degree of realism but the transcendence of agony, the personal dramatic context of existentialism for each of his figures, the private mysteries of life craving to be fulfilled. Kostis Georgiou's relation to sculpture is unique in a similar manner; calling him an artist, or a sculptor do not suffice. He is a creator of new beings, he invents a new ontology of forms, provoking the appointment of the “art creator” rather the simple “visual artist” title which rather impoverish and undermines what he really achieves.
His first exhibition took place in 1974. Since that time Kostis Georgiou and his works travelled and showed all over the world, were acknowledged for their significance and uniqueness worldwide. He has shown his works at some of the major museums, his monumental sculptures adorn public spaces all over the world, while his smaller sculptures, installations and paintings are found in private collections and Museum collections internationally. Strongly put, Kostis Georgiou is considered one of the most important living Greek visual artists now.
|"Dancers on the air"|
Myrό Antiques House (www.myroauctions.gr) was founded 15 years ago as an Antiques & Auctions venue, one of the very few in Greece, and establishing ties with clients and collectors worldwide. It is the lead company of the group focusing in Arts, Antiques, collectible objects, distinguished Real Estate (islands, historical buildings, etc), organizer of sculpture symposiums. Its current facilities on a mountainous plateau gifted with a clear view of Mount Olympus. The company building, a 1100 square meters mansion, functions a cultural center, arts gallery and auctions house, while its premises are the field of creation and the repository of the sculptures created by the Symposiums of the Greek Marble Initiative platform which it accommodates and has founded. Myró Antiques House is an established preferred Auctions institution in Greece, which, apart from his own international events, organizes auction events for other significant parties, such as the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts.