Jannis Psychopedis was born in Athens in 1945.
He received a scholarship to study Engraving in the Athens School of Fine Arts (1963-1968) and then completed a postgraduate degree in Painting (1970-1976) in the Munich Academy of Fine Arts with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
After completing his degree, he continued living in Germany as a guest of the City of W. Berlin Cultural Programme.
In 1994 he was elected professor of the Athens School of Fine Art. During the ‘60s he was member of the “A” Artistic Team in Athens and the visual arts team of the magazine “Epitheorisi Technis”.
He was also a founding member of the “Young Greek Realists” group (1971-1973) and the Visual Arts Centre (1974-1976).
Since 1966 he has been showing his work in solo and group exhibitions in the main European capitals, in the USA and Japan.
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Selection of works
Untitled, 2018, Mixed media, 40x30 cm
Hermes Psychopod I, mixed media, 40x33 cm
Portrait, G.CH., 2015, acrylics on canvas, 100x100 cm
Of the Aphanon. 2004-2009, Compositions with painted polaroids, 105x89 cm
“Kath’ikona ke omiosi”, Frysiras Museum, Athens, Greece
“City of the Games. A journey to contemporary Greek Painting, Technopolis, Municipality of Athens, Greece
“The pioneers”, Kalambaka Centre of Contemporary Art , Greece
“Greek Horizons-Contemporary Art from Greece”, York City Art Gallery, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, United Kingdom
“Contemporary Greek Artists”, Pierides Gallery, Athens, Greece
“Contemporary Greek Art, Three generations”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.
“Images from the sea”, Pierides Gallery, Athens, Greece
“Focalisations du regard”, during the Greek Presidency of the E.U., Brussels.
“Image and reflection”, Contemporary Greek Photography, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Bratislava (Slovakia), Rethymnon Centre of Contemporary Artistic Creation
Montrouge-Athènes, 42nd Salon de Montrouge, France
“Summer in the Mediterranean ”, National Gallery, Tirana, Albania
Configura 2, Erfurt, Germany
Αrt Athina ’95, with Pascal Polar Gallery
“9 August nights”, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
“Small figures”, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
FIAC Paris, Paris, France, with Zoumboulakis Galleries
“The Rhodes Municipal Gallery in Athens”, National Gallery, Athens, Greece
“Child in modern Greek art”, National Gallery, Athens, Greece
ARCO ’92, Madrid, Spain, with Zoumboulakis Galleries
“Transformations of the Modern – the Greek experience”, National Gallery, Athens, Greece
Art Expo New York, Metropolis Art Galleries, New York, USA
“Vincent zuliebe – van Gogh zu Ehren”, Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
“10 years of Redmann Gallery”, Berlin, Germany
“Art grec: Lumière, Figure, Mythologies”, Réfectoire des Jacobins, Toulouse, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes, Musée Paul Valéry, Sette, France
“The physiognomy of post-war art in Greece”, Municipal Gallery of Athens, Greece
“Das andere Land”, Berlin, Bochum, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, München, Germany
“Athens in Berlin”, Pierides Gallery, Athens, Greece
“Station Berlin”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Memories, Recreations, Quests”, National Gallery, Athens, Greece
Salon de Peinture Mediterranéene, Algiers
“Variations”, Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece
“Contemporary trends in Greek Art”, National Gallery, Athens, Greece