Contemporary Art on Corfu
Kostas Tobros is a very talented Corfiot artist with a very wide scope of skills. He grew up on Corfu, studied in the Athens School of Fine arts, as well as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (V.S.U.P.) in Prague and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
He has had many exhibitions, both on Corfu and in Athens and his works can be found in many private collections. Since 2001 he is back on Corfu, working in his own atelier, where he also houses a permanent exhibition of his work.
He is a fantastic painter, creating whole worlds with multiple levels in each of his paintings. He creates both abstract and narrative paintings, but even in his narrative paintings the background is full of abstract forms taking on their own life and forming a vibrant kaleidoscope of images. But he is also a very skilled sculptor and his sculptures and murals exude a raw power that captivates the viewer and dominates the space around them. He works with all kinds of materials, recycling old materials and incorporating everyday real-life objects into his works. He uses both acrylic and oil paints, as well as a wide variety of building materials he incorporates into his work to create very interesting effects.
He can be commissioned to create works of art for every space and occasion, as next to his purely artistic work he has also created furniture and decorative objects and works of art for shops, cafe’s and clubs. His atelier is situated between Dassia and Ipsos and is open for visitors after an appointment. For more samples of his work you can visit his website at www.tobrosart.com, or email him at [email protected].