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 a 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

August 2016 - Lavoir Vasserot, Saint-Tropez, France

December 2015 – Galerie Melkart, Paris, France

October 2015 – Lavoir Vasserot, Saint-Tropez, France

July 2015 – Société Nautique de Marseille, France

January 2015 – Galerie Melkart, Paris, France

Mai 2014 – Commission for Canada Post, Empress of Ireland stamp, Canada

March 2014 – Pillango Gallery, Berlin, Germany

March 2014 – Monod Gallery, Paris, France

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