Kostas Sklavenitis

Kostas Sklavenitis (b.  1990, Thessaloniki) lives and works in London. His painting practice explores a range of media, materials and surfaces. The artist explores scale through immersive wall murals, large paintings and smaller works which perform like peeping holes into the environments he paints. Often depicting scenes of everyday life, his inspiration is drawn from his own personal experience of growing up in Thessaloniki, Greece, and from working in a culturally diverse city like London.

He is interested in the subjects of tradition, religion, and culture, from sources as diverse as folklore tales, gatherings at church or Sunday markets and craftsmen’s workshops. These themes, through which the artist explores cultural myths and narratives around life, love, death, and faith, are communicated through colourful and vivid compositions in his paintings.