Angelos Papadopoulos was born in Athens in 1953. After he finished his studies in economics, he became acquainted with the impressionist instructor A. Andreadi and studied painting under him for three years in his workshop. Afterwards, he left the country and studied at the Art School of Copenhagen.
He has presented his work in individual exhibitions at the Galleries Morphes, Caravel, Petra, Farka, Eva, and Zygos (Iraklion), and he has taken part in many group exhibitions in Greece and throughout Europe (Brussels, Paris, Zurich, Copenhagen, Milan, and Munich).
Angelos’ subjects are taken from humanity, the everyday life with both the happy and tiring sides of the life of the peasant, of the seafarer and of the city dweller. The people of the worldly labor find their true expression in his paintings. The artist expresses his adoration and respect for that life in his works.
The compositions are characterized by group passion, by deep self-awareness, his inventiveness is majestic, the expression of his power is singular and his portraits are distinguished for their convincing psychological penetration.
The artist expresses the truth, beauty, and reality of life in his work. He captures the special character of humanity and succeeds in analyzing it. He discovers the image of humanity, which surrounds him, is insufficient since change is not a pictorial step. Thus, he portrays his feelings and conveys in his paintings as a completion of himself.
The colors cleverly change and bind between themselves the glance without tiring as you look from painting to painting. The figures bind with the light colors to the sky and with the greens to the landscapes. Their colors are purely Greek colors – neither too much nor too little. The beauty is natural.
The design and the color match each other giving a harmonic completeness to the subject that is exhibited in a perfect architectural arrangement.
Angelos Papadopoulos passed away in 2017.