Charalampos Panagiotopoulos | Oslo, Norway @asteriko.79 Harris is a painter that likes to experiment with different materials, styles and techniques. His main material is acrylic, in combination with watercolor, gouache, soft and oil pastel, oil, woods, or whatever his creativity will imagine. He used to say that he had no specific style, however you can identify his style in…
Featured Artist Robert Frankel | Wilmette, IL @robertfrankelart I was always fascinated with the idea that colors can have an effect on our emotional, physical, and mental states. Examples of this can be found in the expressions, “seeing red” or “having the blues. I like to use bright bold colors set against each other in a geometric structure to create energy and…
Born in 1965 in Paris. Self-taught artist. I live in Rennes (Brittany, France)
In 1986, I created with Bathelemy Schwartz the revue Dorénavant, one of the first avant-garde revue of comics theory: this revue (1986 – 1988) proposed a new definition of the comic strip as a simple juxtaposition of pictures. Also, were included with the comics some paintings of Klee, Kandinsky or Picasso. This statement was also a way to create a new connection between comics and paintings: what was at stake then, was not the graphics (like for Lichtenstein or Combas) but the division of the canvas. Thanks to this, the painting would find again its very old and deep temptation: the illusion of time, which can create a narrative or a musical dimension.
The French comics’ world reacted sometimes with curiosity but most of the time with rejection. The art world ignored it.
From 1988 to 2006, I gave up painting and drawing and rather liked to write novels and essays.
I consider myself to be an “outsider artist” because I never went to art school, I’m self taught, and I own my voice through art making. I appreciate the creative process because it’s a way for me to grow and learn. I am very drawn to abstract style and I love to use many different colors in a thick, bold way. I want to catch people’s attention with my full color palette and thick, textured style.
I’m an autodidact who is fascinated by the process of creation and in particular the unadulterated pure creation associated with Art Brut and Outsider art.