GREEK ARTISTS IN NEW YORK
Courtesy of Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York
Wooden Tower, 2002
Mixed media, 50 x 13 x 13 inches
Born and raised in London,
Hadjipateras was sent at the age of 9 to boarding school in Greece and the feelings
of homesickness that he experienced are related to his dream cities"
-- abstract architectural forms laid out in grids -- strange and mysterious
After his formal education
in England, earning a degree in Fine Arts at Liverpool Polytechnic, he moved
to New York and his earlier work from the mid 1980s is a figurative expressionism
characterized by private symbolism. By the late 80s his work had become semi-abstract
and biomorphic. During the 1990s he concentrated on sculpture, using specially
designed sculptural objects as the subjects of photographic works. These works
are imaginative, amusing, at times iconic.
In 1999 he created the sets and costumes for a production of Aristophanes Ecclesiazusae at Barnard College.