Kimon Kirligitsis

As a painter from Greece, I am fascinated by the Christian Orthodox iconography because there are many of these images there. In my paintings and collages I work with iconographic elements, using these well-known images to reference to my hometown and the people that live there.

Ten years ago I moved to Holland, where I studied at the art academy and have been working as an artist ever since. Here, everyday life goes at a quicker pace. The quiet and traditional iconographic elements are now bombarded by bright colours, cut-out photos and different sorts of textile, as a result of my work and my character.