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The Blender Gallery

4, Zisimopoulou Str., 16674 Athens Drive me


Admission: Free
Opening: 26.04.2018, 19:00
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John Valyrakis

Reminding of Ingmar Bergman's visual photographic psychography, John Valyrakis presents expressive and powerful compositions depicting forms, faces and expressions that reflect his unique point of view/ perspective.

The painter is clearly influenced by the art of movie posters, as well as by the aesthetic of silkscreen printing. He combines this forgotten art with his own distinctive style, the use of new visual arts and techniques. In his artwork one can find influences from art movements such as Pop Art, Art Nouveau and Street Art. His special technique, a combination between the old and the modern, is what makes him stand out.

He has worked in the UK as a freelancer, in his own studio and collaborated with Backlit Studios, the Surface Gallery in Nottingham and Greek art galleries.

Marcelo Ricardo Zeballos

Marcelo Ricardo Zeballos, is one of the most influential artists in Argentina. His resume includes 44 solo and group Exhibitions in important Museums of Argentina, such as the Eduardo Sivori Museum and the Palais de Glace Museum.

Professionally, he has worked as an Art Designer in the Musical Beauty and The Beast - Walt Disney in Argentina and in MTV Music Television Argentina. Also, Marcelo has worked for the Universal Records and Sony Music.  Furthermore, he participated at the Cow Parade of Buenos Aires and Polo & Art show. His work is sponsored by important artists, such as Clorindo Testa, Luis Felipe Noé, León Ferrari, Carlos Gorriarena, Daniel Santoro, Luis Benedit and Raul Santana.

Influenced by the world of advertising, photography, cinematography and posters, the artist focuses on big formats. His main theme is woman's figure and portrait. He uses pop colors in complementary tones to highlight women's attractive characteristics.

Paul Oz

Paul Oz is a visual artist and sculptor based in London. His explosive, typically large scale, work focuses on creating visual impact with energy, movement and a whole lot of paint. He is celebrating icons of popular culture and sport, focused on the maximum 3D impact and energy with large scale works in thick oil paint.

Inspiration for his works comes from his lifelong passions, which include Star Wars, Lego, Sports and Formula 1. His passion for the subject matter clearly shows through and has resulted in him being part of official Star Wars art shows, live painting at F1 race weekends etc.

He's recently had shows in London, LA and Dubai and was live painting at the Monaco GP. Paul Oz's artwork has also featured at the GP Ball, Singapore GP, Playboy Club London, Selfridges Oxford St, Harrods and the Goodwood Festival of Speed ITV4 show.