Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos was born in Athens in 1975. He studied art at the "School of Fine Arts" with Rena Papaspyrou and the technique of etching with Michalis Arfaras. In the academic year of 2012-2013 he participated in the Masters degree in Digital Arts at the School of Fine Arts''.

His work investigates the relationship between occidental and oriental art, the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ as well as the appropriation of non-art by art. Recurrent themes include: Japanese motifs, the concept of the boundary, pop culture references and the impact of media on artistic practice and sensory perception. He is an interdisciplinary artist specialised in drawing, painting, 2D + printmaking, video, comics, photography, animation. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has published various works.

He has long experience in illustration and cover art. In 2000 he published the comic-album titled "The Giaponas", then in 2009 "The Giaponas - Deuteronomy" and finally, "Squadron!" in 2011. In 2003, the Benaki Museum commissioned a portrait of Antonis Benaki. Since 2004 this artwork is exhibited to the permanent collections of the Benaki Museum. He has been honoured with an award from the Foundation Yannis and Zoi Spyropoulos.

His artworks are in both private and public collections in Greece and abroad.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015  "The Great Golden Room” Museum of Greek Folk Art - Athens

2008  Gallery “24” - Athens

2003  “An Army of One” Gallery “24” – Athens

2002  “Antennae” Gallery “24” - Athens

2000  Gallery “24” - Athens

 

Major Exhibitions:

2015  Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead - London, U.K.

2014  “The Fantastic in Greek Contemporary Art” Municipal Gallery of the City of Athens - Athens

“Battlefield Porn” metamatic:taf (The Art Foundation) - Athens

Art Athina - (Ersi’s Gallery) - Athens

Art Athina - (Alma Gallery) - Athens

2013 "Kridemnon” - National Archeological Museum, Athens

2013 PLOES XIX "In medias res" - Foundation P. & M. Kydonieos Andros

2013 Art Athina 2013 - Gallery Ersis

2013 Affordable Art Fair - Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, U.S.A

2013 "The Crisis and Comics" - Institute Cervantes, Athens

2012 International Comics Festival Athens - ''Diplareios Scholi", Athens'

2012 "Digital", Hellenic American Union, Athens

2012 Between the Real and Imaginary - Works from the Felios Collection, Giorgio de Chirico Art Centre, Volos

2011 "The truth is always irrational", Melina Merkouri Cultural Center of Athens

2008 Choros Technis 24, Athens (Solo)

2003 "O Stratos tou Enos'' Choros Technis 24, Athens (Solo)

2002 "Antennas", Choros Technis 24, Athens