Vassilis Perros

17 Feb 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

Press release

Vassilis Perros

Opening: Thursday 17 February 2022
Duration: 17 February – 12 March 2022

Skoufa Gallery is pleased to present Vassilis Perros’ new solo exhibition “Domo”. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, 17 February 2022. The exhibition will last until March 12, 2022. “You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint the paradise, then in you go.” Inspired by this quote by Nikos Kazantzakis, Vassilis Perros creates an artistic shelter to which we are all invited. His latest group of paintings was realized during covid-19 quarantine, a period which he used to secretly observe other households. The house becomes an archetype that re-emerges in most of his paintings. Everyday people are the leading characters at their home “stage”, where contemporary reality unfolds behind closed doors. The central painting of the exhibition is titled «Exit” and is the result of a long, painstaking effort. It consists of a group of “small narratives” that are part of a larger ensemble (“The block of flats”/“Πολυκατοικία”), but can also stand as individual stories.

Short bio
Vassilis Perros is a painter, illustrator and designer who lives and works in Athens, Greece – where he was born in 1981. Enrolling at the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1999, he studied painting under Yiannis Valavanidis and Michalis Manousakis and set design under Yiorgos Ziakas. He was awarded scholarships in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and graduated summa cum laude in 2005.
Since then, he has represented Greece at the Biennale of Paper, “Cartasia 2016”, in Lucca, Italy and at the 5th International Meeting of Fine Arts Schools in the Mediterranean in Genoa, Italy in 2004. He was awarded the prize of the 3rd Bienalle of Students of the Fine Arts Schools of Greece in 2004 and the Eurobank Private Scholarship in 2005.
In addition to five solo exhibitions, Vassili has participated in over 50 group exhibitions, illustrated book covers and record sleeves, and designed sets for numerous stage performances. His work has been acquired by private collections around the world.