NICK GOULIS
Glorifying the Common Man
295x230 cm
Glass colors on paper
2006
Goulis’ work explores the notion of the painting as means of intuitively reforming his everyday-ness and recollecting nostalgic
feeling. Often the material is originated from sci-fi films, computer games and scientific magazine by which he starts a collection of
personal experience and a search for his metaphysical identity. In his paintings, the objects are isolated in a background-less
space and accompanied with stylish graphic texts. The absence of the surrounding characterises the physicality of the objects
and emphasizes oneself as Romantic ‘hero’. The texts seem to come from a monologue when taking a walk alone and indulging in
complete solitude.
EDUCATION  

2004–06         MA in Fine Art, the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2001                 the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Thessaloniki, Greece

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007         Sorry H8ters!! Athanassiadou Art Advice (AAA), Athens
2006         Nick Goulis, Art Gallery of Ziekenhuis Rijnstate, Arnhem, the Netherlands
2006         I hope I won't die poor, Gallery De Praktijk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2005         Not so famous, Gallery De Praktijk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2006        
the Suspicion of Beauty: New Romanticism, BasementArtProject.com
Basement Screen, the Residence Gallery, London
Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2005         
Basement Screen, BasementArtProject.com
Let me hear your body talk, Arti et Amiticia, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2003           
New Balkan Artists, Paradise Hamam, Thessaloniki, organized by the Cultural Olympiad
Unimportant, Paraplufabrick gallery, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Mysteries of New Art, Bossenlomerplein, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
20 Rooms, Kapatos Gallery, Athens

2002           
North West Passages, Kursum Mosque, Trikala, Greece,
organised by E.U., Citta di Biella, Fondatione Pistoletto and Anent Co.

2001           
Trash Art 3, Techno polis area in Athens, organized by Ozon magazine
G.Fokas Studio, Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki

2000          
Trash Art 2, Techno polis area in Athens, organized by Ozon magazine
Laboratorio di Scultura Europea, Molgiano Veneto, Italy
organized by Fondatione  Bevilaqua(First Prize)  

1998        
Heineken Art 5, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

1997          
Heineken Art 4, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

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