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The Vertical Light! Greek Visionary Artist Ioannis Antoniadis

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Ioannis Antoniadis was born in Thessalonica, a major city of Hellas (Greece) in February 1964. He experienced the hard educational system of his time, the Hellenic society deeply divided by the pain inflicted by two world wars, one civil and a dictatorship but also the supreme pleasure in bathing in the ancient light of his country.

He arrived to London 2 years after his Army Service as an officer, in May 1990. There he complimented his visionary quest in painting with other studies, the Mystical teachings of the East and the Esoteric Christianity of the West, the philosophy of ancient Greece and the ceremonial Life of Egypt. He reached a turning point while working on a number of particular symbols.

“…As I was working on a series of pictures based on ancient archetypal ideals, I became aware of a new presence in me. A presence full of Dynamic Potential. I call it ...The Vertical Light! Since then my work became a continual conversation with the abstract mind. As I look deeper into a frame of pure activity a blank canvas or a coloured piece of paper I feel like I am looking into a luminous world. The more I look the more I feel that a transformation taking place.”

He has exhibited in UK and Greece his paintings, prints and drawings can be found in private and public collections in the UK, Europe and the USA. Though he currently lives in Greece with his wife Julie and his children Phoevo & Artemis.

http://www.ioannisantoniadis.com/



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