Τρίτη 29 Νοεμβρίου 2022


    Abstract Aesthetics

   This body of work is a departure from my previous pieces, as it explores the uncharted territories of abstract expressionism. The intention behind this series is to delve into the void, to embrace the unknown and to bring back new insights and forms. This new direction represents a leap of faith, a willingness to cooperate with the unpredictable and to allow the process to shape and guide the end result. This new body of work represents a quest for knowledge and growth, and a testament to the power of the creative process.


Monuments of Nothingness 
  "Monuments of Nothingness" is a thought-provoking series of drawings that explores the idea that the truth can often be found in what is overlooked or disregarded. This series takes the audience on a journey through my personal experiences and the experiences of others in New York City around the time of the fall of the Twin Towers. I use these true stories to challenge our preconceptions and to encourage us to look beyond the surface and to uncover hidden meanings and insights that are concealed within our hyperreal everyday experiences. "Monuments of Nothingness" invites the audience to look within and to discover the hidden truths that exist in our reality.
  In a café in Soho one afternoon, she felt pleasure. Wearing a red sweater, she suggested they move in together. But his refusal turned her pleasure into pain. As he explained the reason, she discreetly and awkwardly started tearing her woolen sweater. Suddenly, she was gone, leaving behind only a small mound of red threads on the floor, shimmering in the darkness.


As I made my way down from Harlem to Times Square to meet my friend, my excitement grew at the idea of a night of entertainment in Lower Manhattan. As I walked up the carpeted wooden stairs to his third floor apartment, I noticed a large amount of blood on the steps. Despite the disturbing sight, I arrived at his door, where he greeted me warmly and offered me a drink. When I asked him about the blood, he nonchalantly informed me about a murder that had taken place there a few hours before and we quickly changed the subject. As I waited for him to get ready, I couldn't help but notice the crisp yellow suit hanging from a pipe in the ceiling. At the same time, my friend struggled to put in his blue contact lenses, believing that they would make him irresistible to women. After half an hour of effort he succeeded, but his eyes had turned deep red from the strain. He turned to me and asked, "How do I look?" With a subtle smile, I replied, "Like the Vampire of Times Square ."



   "Narratives" is a series of paintings that delves into the power of storytelling and the impact it has on our perceprion of reality. Through realistic depictions of various subjects, the series showcases how narratives shape our understanding of the world around us, even when they may not exist in reality. The image of a faceless man in the theatre, for instance, forces us to reflect on the countless arguments and debates that shape our collective conciousness and our own identity. The girl with star-like markings on her face highlights the role of imagination and the unknown in shaping our beliefs and experiences. The iceberg, hand reaching towards the sky and portrait of Nero Ceasar, all serve to further underscore the idea that narratives are central driving force in human history.  

Possible Worlds
   The series "Possible Worlds" presents an exploration of the human condition set against the backdrop of nature. Through the use of realistic paintings I present a vision of alternate realities, where humanity is stripped of its societal trappings and exposed in its rawest form. The unclothed figures in nature and the incorporation of sub-pop elements invite the viewer to question the boundaries of reality and to consider the possibility of alternate worlds. It challenges preconceived notions of beauty and reveals the raw beauty in the imperfections of our humanity and the world around us. From tranquil countryside landscapes interrupted by the appearence of Godzilla, to a sunken ice cream truck in a lake surrounded by bathers, each painting invites the viewer on a philosophical journey to consider the idea of multiple realities and to contemplate their place in the world.


                                                Solo Show 2018 , Donopoulos IFA, Thessaloniki, Greece

Παρασκευή 12 Οκτωβρίου 2012


Vasilis Polychroniadis is an artist with a background in painting and philosophy. Born in Athens, Greece in 1980, Vasilis studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts before earning a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2001, he had the opportunity to work with the renowned artist Matthew Barney while studying at the Art department at City College of New York. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Crete.
Vasilis served as the head painter for the National Opera of Greece for over five years. During this time, he collaborated with notable stage designers, producers, directors, and artists, including Franco Zeffirelli and Charles Cusick Smith. His works have been showcased in numerous prestigious exhibitions, such as the Donopoulos IFA, the Elaiourgion Museum of Contemporary Arts in Chania, Crete, Greece, the Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts, Crete, Greece, the Re-Culture 4 International Arts Exhibition in Patra, Greece, the AVRA ART Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, USA, the 7th Biennale at B&M Theocharakis in Athens, and the Exhibition Hall of the School of Philosophy of Athens, Greece.

Between 2017 and 2021, Vasilis lived and worked in Crete, where he established the Mystic Garden Art Foundation. The foundation served not only as his personal studio but also as a hub for artists from around the world to come together, exchange ideas, and participate in art workshops, residencies, and exhibitions.
The foundation continues to operate and grow under by other artists who shared a similar passion and vision for art and society.
Vasilis is now based in Athens.



Phd Candidate, Philosophy, University of Crete 2023-

MA Philosophy, National Kapodistrian University of Athens 2021-2023

 BA Painting, Athens School of Fine Arts 2010-2015

City College of New York ( CCNY ) 2000-2002

                                                                                   contact : vpolychroniadis@gmail.com

Τετάρτη 3 Οκτωβρίου 2012





2023 "From Realism to Abstraction", School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,GR 

2018 "Images with no Principle", Donopoulos IFA, Thessaloniki, GR

2015 "Possible Worlds"(Degree Show), Athens School of Fine Arts, GR.



2017  ” Night Nude ”, Musem of Visual Arts , Heraklion, GR
2017  ” Link  VI ”, Museum of Contemporary Art , Chania, GR
2017  “I love you more”, International Exhibition , Aquarium , Heraklion,  GR
2016  ” RE-Culture 4, Patra, GR
2016  ” A Night In Athens” AVRA ART Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
2014   7th Biennale, B & M Theocharakis, Athens ,GR
2012   ” mise en scene”, Short Film Festival, Drama, GR