Stelios Karamanolis Greek, b. 1977

Stelios Karamanolis (b.1977, Athens, Greece) lives and works in Berlin. Karamanolis is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Art and the Hildesheim University in Germany. Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Morphology’ at Flatland gallery, Amsterdam; ‘Fast Paced Collectives’ at Eins Gallery, Limassol; ‘As we gather. Fast, tireless, quiet’ at Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam; ‘The Failure of Will’ at CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens; ‘An artist without a concept is like a traveler without a road map’ at Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna. Selected group exhibitions include: 'Raising the Bar' at Untitled, Dio Horia Gallery, Miami; ‘Jubilee X’ at Haunt Berlin; ‘Encounters in landscape’ at Spoiler Berlin; Alternate Spaces’ at Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, ‘Jelato for all’ at Jelato gallery at Mallorca; ‘Bed Manners’ at Kunstpunkt, Berlin, ‘The same sky’ at Lepsien Art Foundation, Dusseldorf; ‘Painting Today’ at Vogiatzoglou Collection, Athens; ‘A marked preference for, frontviews temporary’ at Glogau Air, Berlin; ‘The Cabinet (from darkness to light)’ at Remap4, Athens, ‘Hope – Kibu – in Japan’ at Nerima art museum, Tokyo. His work has been featured in major media, including Frieze, Artviewer and Collect Magazine.


In his practice, Stelios Karamanolis focuses on a metaphysical abstraction that remains consistent with his poetry. His works are abounding with symbols, involving ambivalent figures, both human and non-human, with a view to examining an assorted mix of anthropological case studies via acute representation of diverse emotional states.