Bio

Sokratis Romilios is an artist, filmmaker and screenwriter based in Greece whose paintings have been featured in solo exhibitions nationally, as well as in the United States, China, and France. He employs abstraction and automatic writing to express the "constant flow of life, emotions, and thoughts". Romilios creates intuitively and likens abstract art to life, as he believes that it is more important to live than to understand.

In 2020, wrote and directed his first short film "Above the borders" which gained five awards in several film festivals including Rome Awards and Venice Art Awards.

In 2021, he won the Paris Art Prize, in France.


Artist Statement

I started painting at a very young age since my mother taught me to paint.

For me, painting is my oxygen and my refuge in difficult times.

When I paint I feel that I am creating my own world without limits. I use abstract shapes and automatic writing which result from improvisation. Abstract art encompasses all aspects of life.

Abstract art, it is like life, since it is more important to live than to understand.

I use abstract shapes and automatic writing to express the constant flow of life, emotions and thoughts. Through painting I give myself time to observe them and reconcile with them.



Education:
2015, Digital Cinematography - Brighton, UK 
2011, Marketing MA, University of Portsmouth
2007, Communication & Digital Media, University of Macedonia, Greece
2003, Black and White Photography - Leica Academy, Athens, Greece

Solo Exhibitions
2014/ "Abstract Times", Moca Shanghai
2013 / “Waste Land”, Texnopolis Athens, Greece
2011 / “Breathe, Keep Breathing”, Unlimited, Athens Greece
2009 / “Nevermore”, Bond Street Gallery, 297 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY
2008, Fingerhut Gallery, / 1205 Prospect St, La Jolla, New York
2008 / “Recall Athens”, Artio Gallery, Athens Greece


Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 / Ultra-Colour Collection Louvre Museum Paris
2014 / Zonta-Makati’s Filipina Art and Fashion fair
2011/ Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute
2011/ “Philosophical Art”, Greece/ Word Philosophical Forum
2011/ “Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute,  / Siena, Italy
2011/ "Where Art Philosophy", Philosophical Forum World, Athens, Greece
2009/ “Dreams and Nightmares”, Texnopolis, Athens, Greece
2008 / “Default Lanscapes” Daniel Reich Gallery, 23rd Street in Chelsea
2007 / “The Diaries”, “Sentimental Sequence”, Astra Gallery Caryatidon 8, Akropolis, Athens

Cinematography:

Above the borders, 2020 | Florence Film Festival (Finalist), Swedish Film Awards (Semi-finalist), Venice Film Awards 2020 (Official Selection), Cyprus International Film Festival 2020, Bridges Internation Film Festival 2020, Lisbon Film Awards 2020 (Semi-Finalist)

Goodnight my love, 2020 (Screenings: Film Market of Drama Film Festival | Cinergo International Film Festival 2021)

Performance Art:
2011 Beton 7, "The Christmas Island" Nikos Charalambides
2011 Athens Biennale, «I have to say Fantasiometriki ecstasy," Nadia Argyropoulou

Publications
"Heavy papers" - Photography book cover, Publisher: Ocelotos / ISBN: 9789605647735 / 2019
ArtStrada, Vol2, page 25-26, 2014
Artistio, page 23 - 27, 2014
ArtZone, page 25, 2014
Art on Fire, page 29-31, 2014


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