1926 · Greece
Stephen Antonakos is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Greece, like other artists such as Georgia Sagri, Stratos Kalafatis, Stephen Antonakos, Gabriel Ftelkopoulos, and Zoi Gaitanidou. Stephen Antonakos was born in 1926.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Stephen Antonakos' work is on display in two galleries, which are Shin Gallery in New York, the United States and Daniel Marzona in Berlin, Germany. Stephen Antonakos most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Shin Gallery in New York (07 January 2020 until 15 February 2020) with the exhibition Constructing Worlds. Stephen Antonakos' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Loretta Howard Gallery in New York (20 November 2019 - 16 January 2020) with the name LATE LIGHT - GOLD WORKS 2010 - 2013 and Shin Gallery in New York (27 February 2019 - 13 April 2019) with the name RED+.
Further Biographical Context for Stephen Antonakos
Stephen Antonakos was born in 1926 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.