Triantafyllos Vaitsis

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Triantafyllos Vaitsis

Triantafyllos Vaitsis (Sarantaporo, Larisa, Greece, 16 February 1976) is an artist.

Biography[edit]

Triantafyllos Vaitsis,[1][2][3] studied Environmental Engineering[4] at Democritus University of Thrace. He started working as an environmental engineer in 2003. Since his early childhood he has been involved with different kinds of art at an amateur level such as painting, woodcarving, construction wire, theater and poetry. In 2008 he discovered Trash[5] Art.[6] Fascinated by it and seeking various techniques in order to deepen it, he came across a "Shadow Sculpture" (Shadow Art).[7] Since then he has been making sculptures of Shadow.[8] In 2013 he decided to abandon the profession of environmental engineer. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts in Greece. He is a permanent resident of Xanthi since 1994 and in 2014 he created the House of Shadow,[9][10][11]

His work[edit]

Inspired by his experiences and images of his own childhood and by the incomparable beauty of the city of Xanthi,[12] where he has lived for the last 20 years, he created the sculptures of Shadow. One of his most insightful works are the sculptures of double Shadow (Contrasts). One such project is the "Early Cycle"[13] which is a visualization of a poem of Vaitsis entitled "ropes". Other sculptures are the "Unbearable wildness of being",[14] the "Beginning of the End and the End of the Beginning".[15] Many other sculptures of portraiture[16] are added in his collection such as "Marilyn Monroe",[17] "Albert Einstein",[18] "Che Guevara"[19] and also "Romeo and Juliet"[20]

Among his latest creations there is a whole section of sculptures where "SOUL"[21](Soul) (PSYCHE in Greek) is the main theme.The audience discovers a changing shadow that emerges from a rotating sculpture and creates images in their minds, until at some point, everybody sees the same shadow, where the word "PSYCHE"[22] is formed. In this collection there are also the Shadow sculptures called "Fertilization", "Amusement", "Joy", "Loss" and "Purification".

His workshop[edit]

The Sculptures of Shadow[23] are permanently on display near the old Town Hall of Xanthi[24] in Mavromichali 3 street. Visiting hours in the gallery are 10:00-14:00 every morning and 18:00-20:30 every evening except of Mondays and Fridays.

Exhibitions[edit]

June 2009: Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition (Building – Str 12 Apostolon), June 2010: Path of Life – Exhibition “Open Outsourcing”,[25] July – August 2010: Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition (Building tobacco warehouse ”Π”), September 2011: Old town of Xanthi Festival – Association “Frogs”, September 2011: Old town of Zlatograd Festival Bulgaria, 9 March – 27 April 2012: Exhibition (Trash Art)³ Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition (Building tobacco warehouse ”Π”), 15 May – 26 August 2012: Cultural Association of Potamia "Polignotos Vagis", Exhibition place: Tarsanas, Skala Potamias, Thasos, 6 June – 16 July 2012: Shadow – Trash Art Exhibition «CONTRASTS», Remezzo[26] multiplex, Municipality of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, 30 Jule – 18 August 2012: Shadow – Trash Art Exhibition «CONTRASTS», Cultural Association of Sarantaporo, Sarantaporo Elassonas, 2–9 September 2012: Foreword of Contemporary Art Exhibition with sculpts, lights and shadows: "Shadow Shapes and Holograms", Pinacoteca of Municipality of Xanthi, 8–15 December 2012 Shadow - Trash Art "CONTRASTS", Hatzigianneio Cultural Center, Larisa (Rusvelt Fraglinou 59), 27 December 2012 - 10 January 2013 Shadow - Trash Art "CONTRASTS", BOOZE COOPERATIVA Multiplex, Athens (kolokotroni 57, Monastiraki), 19 April - 13 May 2013 Contemporary Art Exhibition with sculpts, paintings, lights and shadows: "LIGHT", 18 May - 25 August 2013 Contemporary Art Exhibition (Shadow - Trash Art)[27] with sculpts, lights and shadows named "THE SOUND OF THE SHADOW". Archaeological Museum of Avdera, 29 October - 10 November 2013 Trash Art Exhibition -Sessional Center of Municipality of Kilkis, 13 Dec 2013 - 27 Feb 2014 Participation in the exhibition K. P. Kavafis (Maria Stefosi), 12 Feb - 8 Mar 2014 Participation in a sculpture exhibition with artists from Xanthi, Pinacoteca of Municipality of Xanthi, 24 July 2014 Participation in a digital exhibition of See Me, in Times Square (46th St and Broadway, New York), 20 Aug - 21 Aug 2014 Participation in the exhibition of the artistic workshop between Almopia and Novaci, Museum of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, 4–12 June 2015 Personal Shadow Art Exhibition "PSYCHE - SOUL". Vafopouleio Cultural Center, G. Vafopoulou 3, Thessaloniki. 5–9 August 2015 Personal Shadow Art Exhibition - Municipality of Corlu, Turkey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaitsis-Shadow Art
  2. ^ Triantafyllos Vaitsis
  3. ^ Art Vaitsis
  4. ^ Ο καλλιτέχνης της Shadow Art "θυμάται" [1], Βίκυ Μπαφατάκη & Αντώνης - Μάριος Παπαγιώτης
  5. ^ The House of Shadow [2], International Waste Working Group
  6. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ ζωγραφίζει στους Τοίχους με Σκιές Σκουπιδιών [3], Αντώνης Ντινιακός
  7. ^ Shadow Art in Xanthi [4], Teresa Keane
  8. ^ ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ,Πρωτοποριακή έκθεση-παιχνίδια με Σκιές [5], politismos.kalamaria.gr
  9. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ στη Σκιά των δημιουργιών του [6], Ελευθερία Βοναπάρτη
  10. ^ Το Σπίτι των Σκιών στην Ξάνθη [7], Ιωάννης Βρύζας
  11. ^ Το σπίτι της Σκιάς,Το πιο παράξενο και ατμοσφαιρικό μουσείο είναι ελληνικό [8], Βασίλης Νάτσιος
  12. ^ Η Τέχνη της Σκιάς ζει στην Ξάνθη [9], Γεωργία Ταραξοπούλου
  13. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ στη Σκιά των δημιουργιών του [10], Ελευθερία Βοναπάρτη
  14. ^ Όταν η Σκιά γίνεται Τέχνη [11], Tasos Triantafyllou
  15. ^ 40 Mind-Boggling Shadow Art Illusions [12], Hongkiat
  16. ^ Η Τέχνη της Σκιάς ζει στην Ξάνθη [13], Γεωργία Ταραξοπούλου
  17. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ ζωγραφίζει στους Τοίχους με Σκιές Σκουπιδιών [14], Αντώνης Ντινιακός
  18. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ ζωγραφίζει στους Τοίχους με Σκιές Σκουπιδιών [15], Αντώνης Ντινιακός
  19. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ ζωγραφίζει στους Τοίχους με Σκιές Σκουπιδιών [16], Αντώνης Ντινιακός
  20. ^ Έργα Σκιάς [17], mikrocosmos.gr
  21. ^ Ο ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ στη Σκιά των δημιουργιών του [18], Ελευθερία Βοναπάρτη
  22. ^ Triantafyllos Vaitsis [19], ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΟΣ ΒΑΙΤΣΗΣ
  23. ^ Έργα Σκιάς [20], mikrocosmos.gr
  24. ^ Όταν η Σκιά γίνεται Τέχνη [21], Τάσος Τριανταφύλλου
  25. ^ Triantafyllos Vaitsis-Links [22], Εκθέσεις
  26. ^ Πρωτοποριακή Έκθεση-παιχνίδια με Σκιές [23], politismos.kalamaria.gr
  27. ^ Ο "Δημόκριτος" φτιαγμένος από Σκουπίδια [24], GoodNewsGR

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