Vangelis Gokas was born in Corinth, Greece in 1969. He studied at the Visual and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (1988-1994) and at the Fine Arts School of the Universitat de Barcelona (1995-1997). He has presented his work in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Lives and works in Athens.
Vangelis Gokas appropriates images from photographs, which he disaffirms with the medium of painting. The real/virtual spaces are defined by an aura of vague mystery and allusive coverage as they are revealed to the viewer as unfamiliar, almost “romantic” landscapes, in which the observer is re-located into the created space. Even when he employs plain objects as themes, Gokas replaces the everyday gaze with a “painting” intermediation, by inviting the viewer to reconstitute the image in association with subjective experiential references.
Personal Webpage: http://www.elikagallery.com/artists/vangelis-gokas/
|Scientific Area:||Visual Arts. Painting|
|Postal Address:||University of Ioannina
Secretariat-Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences
Transitional Administration Building, 1st floor
P.C. 45110 Ioannina GR
|Office:||3rd Floor, Building of the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology|
|Office hours:||Thursday 12.00-15.00|
|Webpage:||Gallery Elika, Athens
|Detailed Curriculum Vitae:||VGokas_cv_english|