Sokratis Evgenidis is an established Greek artist with international exposure. His paintings, which explore the landscapes of his home country, are influenced by impressionism though featured clean lines and distinct dimensions. His works are vivid and expertly composed, showing the keen beauty of the Greek Isles and their sea side towns. We sat down with Sokratis Evgenidis to talk about his current projects, inspiration, and the start of his artistic career.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
When I was still in my Mother’s belly, she told me that I was always pushing her in the belly, as if I wanted to draw something…!
Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by?
Every artist is influenced by some other artists, I personally want to reflect through art. Whatever happens in the universe and has an impact on Human existence, the artist is obliged to convey his art messages for the benefit of the proper evolution of humanity!
The Inspiration for the artist is like breathing, you do not think when you breathe.
Do you prefer to work alone or collaborate with others?
The artist on the one hand and his art on the other, create a strong love bond, I believe that art is like love, when someone makes love, he does not want the presence of others!
Can you tell us about a project you’re currently working on?
At this time I am painting themes with Magical Santorini, where next summer I will present my works in various art spaces and galleries of the Island.
What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t an artist?
It’s a question I often ask myself, the strange thing is how I always get the same answer, always will be an artist!
Have you found any other artists on Singulart whose work you admire?
Yes, there are too many artists and I do not think I am capable of judging and distinguishing some, I may be wrong, the criterion is strictly personal and subjective!
What advice could you give to young artists starting out?
To be themselves, and learn to evolve throughout their lives, an artist does not learn everything in a period of study, contemporary art is demanding and the artist must constantly evolve!