Artist’s Curriculum Vitae

Pantelias Miltos

He was born in 1954 in Athens. He initially studied with the engraver Fotis Mastichiadis. He then studied printmaking and lithography in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (1974-1978) with L. Coutaud, J. Lagrange and G. Dayez. He continued studying Arts Plastiques at the University of Paris VIII, until 1980. He held his first solo exhibition of engraving in Athens, at the Art Gallery Nees Morfes in 1978.
He was engaged in painting, drawing and engraving. His works are figurative, with a strong human presence, especially the female one. The complex treatment of the images and the emphasis on details highlight the poetic dimension of the themes and the multiplicity of concepts. The colour is limited, the drawing is precise and sensitive, while the sense of fragility of the paper becomes part of the visual writing. The successive layers of surface treatment refer to reworked memories, intensifying the sense of nostalgia and the passage of time. The values of the past return in a renewed form in a new context, linking the lessons of art history to the present. The technical means often refer to methods of engraving, even in paintings.
He has held many solo exhibitions in Greece and other European countries. He has also participated in many group exhibitions and art meetings in Greece and abroad. He has created numerous prints for collector’s editions and has illustrated collections of poetry.
His works are included in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale in France and in Greece at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Frissiras Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Florina, the Anthropological Museum of Ptolemaida, Municipal Galleries, private Museums and Foundations as well as in many private collections in Greece and abroad.