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Ira Tsantekidou    

IRA HAS BECOME VERY WELL KNOWN FOR HER BEAUTIFUL, SENSUAL AND TENDER PAINTINGS OF WOMEN. SHE HAS AN AMAZING TECHNIQUE OF BRINGING THE WOMEN TO LIFE ON CANVAS SHOWING THEIR EROTIC BUT SOPHISTICATED CHARACTERS AT THE SAME TIME... SHE IS KNOWN FOR HER OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC SKILLS AND UNIQUE METHODS OF PAINTING.

SHE LIKES TO CALL HER PAINTINGS OF WOMEN "IMAGES OF WOMAN – LA FEMME FATALE" AS SHE FEELS THAT THEY SHOW WOMEN IN MANY OF THEIR DIFFERENT MOODS..

"It is very rare to discover such a fine and educated artist such as Ira.
Her paintings have the most unusual technique and style that I have ever
come across. I am sure, that after one has viewed her paintings, the memory
of them will stay with one forever.

The artist pays a lot of attention to women and their female flirtations and
habits. They are always beautiful and ironic and you will notice that they
are always accompanied by either an animal or an object.

The use of different materials will make one feel the picture is more of a
sculpture than a painting. The reaction of light on the canvass often gives
the painting a very lifelike quality.

It is amazing how, with the use of earthy, warm metallic and gold colors,
the paintings become as romantic as they do interesting, giving an aura of
contentment and happiness, therefore making them possible to be displayed in
either an office or a lounge".

J. Forster, London


"To write about Ira’s art can be very interesting but would take a long time and I am sure you will be far more interested in viewing the art itself rather than just reading about it.

Sometimes, in the game of life, we see things by chance, but after seeing this exotic and unusual style of art, one would rather say that it is not just luck but something so much more. Something that holds you within it’s embrace and then leaves you fighting for words.

After your interest has been arrested by these painting, you yourself will, I believe, start to feel the pull of the Mediterranean sun, and start to understand it’s many symbolic and ethnic elements..

Now I leave you to enjoy these paintings as I have and I say no more as, “pictures speak louder than words”.

J. LEIVADIOTOU




Born on 1 June 1967
1982-1984 Art School of Painting and Design
1984-1989 graduated from State Technical
University of Architecture
1989-1992 Architectural office
since 1992 working as free artist
since 1995 Atelier in Thessaloniki (Greece).
Numbers of different contracts and
orders with Greek galleries.
since 2005 Atelier in Augsburg (Germany).

Works are in collections in Greece, France, Germany, Russia, England, Swiss, Holland, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong and USA.

Selected list of exhibitions from 2005:

2005
Art Fair ARTENIM / Nimes / France
Gallery Natascha / Knokke / Belgium

2006
Gallery Schlossgalerie / Laubach / Germany
Gallery Alain Daudet / Toulouse / France
Gallery Elena Proviz / Moskau / Russia
Gallery bei der Komödie / Augsburg / Germany
Gallery HOUSES OF ART / Marbella / Spain
Gallery Brunstingerhof / Beilen / Holland

2007
Gallery Paralilos / Thessaloniki / Greece
Gallery Le 5 / Riberac / France
Gallery Michael Marciano / Paris & La Baule les Pins / France
Gallery Chercheur D’art / Metz / France
Burgauer Galerie / Burgau / Germany

2008
Gallery Le 5 / Riberac / France
Gallery Klostermuehle / Hude / Germany
Gallery Pieter Breughel / Venlo / Holland
Gallery Antonia v. Fraunberg / Düsseldorf / Germany

2009
Galerie Paralilos / Thessaloniki / Greece
Galerie bei der Komödie / Augsburg / Germany
Galerie Imagine / Bordeaux / France
Turm Galerie/ Bonn / Germany

2010
Burgauer Galerie / Burgau / Germany
Turm Galerie / Bonn / Germany
Galerie Paralilos / Thessaloniki / Greece
Kunsthandel Pieter Breughel / Venlo / Holland
Gallery Le5 / Riberac / France
since 2010 – representation in Benelux by Art Hebda Consulting
Zürichsee-Gallery / Bäch / Switzerland
City Loft Art Gallery / Miami / USA
Art Fair HanseArt / Bremen / Germany
Art Fair Lineart / Gent / Belgium

2011
Art Fair Art Innsbruck 2011 / Austria
Art Fair LIAISON /Amsterdam / Holland
Galerie Paralilos / Thessaloniki / Greece
Artium Art Gallery / Luxembourg
Solus Gallery / Hasselt / Belgium
Gallery Mulot / St Gilles-Croix-De-Vie / France
Gallery Frey / Ulm / Germany

2012
Gallery Minerva / Malmö /Sweden
Gallery New Form / Trelleborg / Sweden
Gallery Hondsdamme / Damme / Belgium

 
   
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