Aristides Balanos


Born in Athens Greece, Aristides Balanos grew up beside the sea.

Raised by an artist, he began exploring different media at an early age. With his focus on industrial design he received a degree in Engineering in 1988. After working in design in Berlin and Paris he returned to Greece in 1995. There on the island of Santorini his childhood foundation in art history, great love of the sea and formal training in engineering found expression on canvas. Inspired by the powerful currents of the Aegean and the shifting winds his dramatic seascapes and majestic ships are a testament to the enduring relationship of humans with the sea.
For many years he exhibited his work in Santorini and Athens at Psychi Galleries. He then lived and worked in Montreal, Canada for several years.

Aristides Balanos currently lives and works in Provence, France.


Shows & Exhibitions

December 2013 – Salon des Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris
September 2013 – Commission for Canada Post
Jully 2013 – Société Nautique de Marseille, France
June 2013 – Art Shopping, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France
December 2012 – Desmos Gallery, Paris, France
September 2012 – Biennale Santorini, Greece
July 2012 – Château de Lourmarin, France
May 2012 - Société Nautique de Marseille, France
September 2011 – Espace Richard Casteau, Roussillon, France
August 2011 - Château de Gordes, Gordes, France
May 2011 – Société Nautique de Marseille, France
March 2009 - Lofts Corticelli, Montreal, Québec
April 2008 - Château Saint Ambroise, Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 20007 - Trinity Galleries, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
April 2007 - Château Saint Ambroise, Montréal, Québec, Canada
December 2006 - Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
July 2005 - Tall Ship Festival, Victoria BC, Canada June 2004 - Le Port des Arts, Montreal, Canada
December 2004 - One of a Kind Show", Toronto, Canada
2001 - 2004 - Artist / Proprietor, Psychi Gallery, Athens, Greece
November 2002 - Copper Forest installation, Espace Attitudes, Athens, Greece
1994 - 2001 - Artist / Proprietor, Psychi Gallery, Santorini, Greece
November 1999 - Cultural Center of Neo Psychiko, Athens, Greece
1994 - 1995 - Freelance Artist, Paris, France
1992 - 1993 - Freelance Artist, Berlin, Germany