Greek, b.1957

In bonds
oil on canvas

signed and dated 2003 lower left
70 x 90 cm


Gallery K, London, 2005
private collection, London


Nikos Angelidis, Gallery K, London, 2005, illustrated

sold for 3,592.70 €

Angelidis was born in Athens. He was educated at The School of Fine Arts, Athens from 1977 to 1982, where he studied painting under Panaghiotis Tetsis, and attended courses in icon painting and fresco.

In In bonds Angelidis’ work has evolved and matured, it is decisively figurative with strong development in detail. His painting contains all the delight and detail reminiscent of the Northern Renaissance illuminators, which so enthralled the Pre-Raphaelites.

Full of allegory and symbolism, his images are transformed and shaped into a contemporary visual language. His paintings have many levels of meaning, as complex compositions are overlaid with unexpected juxtapositions. They are the work of an artist at peace with himself, a peace that transmits across the canvas plane, enabling the restless eye of the viewer to dream about dreaming.