New Roots artist-in-residence: Markos Kampanis

In partnership with commission4misssion New Roots has begun featuring an Artist in Residence each month. commission4mission artist Markos Kampanis is New Roots artist-in-residence for October.

Markos was born in Athens in 1955. He studied painting in London where he lived until 1980. He is mainly a painter but has also worked with printmaking, book illustration, church murals and icons, while in the past he has tried his hand in stage design. He has done many one man exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows in Greece and abroad. In 1984 he participated in the 15th Biennale of Alexandria.

His work may be described as realistic, however with many technical and stylistic variations. His great, almost fetishistic, interest in materials and techniques, works alongside his academic interest for the history of art that led him to editing books and curating exhibitions.

An artist, painter and printmaker, but also a keen mural artist. Markos has done various murals for monasteries on Mount Athos in Greece and the Monastery of St. Katherine on Mt. Sinai, as well as for private chapels. He has also worked on numerous religious book illustrations.

Click here and here to see images by Markos on the New Roots site.

New Roots seeks to meet the needs of those who ‘believe but don’t belong’, nurturing a place of support, resource and encouragement. From July 2018 they have featured an ‘Artist in Residence’ each month and initially teamed up with commission4mission to begin working with a number of artists. The New Roots Artist in Residence is invited to profile a number of different works for a month with the first artists featured being from commission4mission.

New Roots are keen to work with artists using different visual mediums – so if you are interested in becoming a ‘New Roots Artist in Residence’ get in touch: