Spyros Aggelopoulos (b.1979, Greece) is a Greek visual artist, actor and make-up artist. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Arts Academy in Venice and Studio4, in Los Angeles. In his work he revisits the tradition of Greek shadow-puppet theatre to create functional artworks depicting pop-culture figures from film, literature, politics, art history and sports.
In all his artistic practice, Aggelopoulos is resorting to laughter, or rather to the desire for laughter. In all its destructive and at the same time regenerative power, puts up his own freak show in an attempt to activate its satirical acuity and liberating energy. Aggelopoulos blends reality with imagination. He brings together a wide range of techniques and practices of differentiation and deviation, paying attention to construction, repair and ad hoc solutions, adding theatrical scenery to his toolbox. Aggelopoulos’s work has been exhibited in, ‘Mind the Fact Festival’, Online, 2020; Friends Non-Show’, Dio Horia Gallery, Athens, 2020; ‘Pai o Palios o Chronos’, Online, 2020; Art Fair EXPO Chicago, Chicago, 2019; Donut Factory; Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, 2019; ‘The Weakest Man in the Babylon’, Stoa 42, Athens; 6th Athens Biennal, Athens, 2018; and Aeschylia Festival’, Eleysina, 2017. His work has been presented by ArtForum, Guardian, Chicago Tribune and Art News among other cultural media. He lives and works in Athens, Greece.