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George Tzimas, A Chromatic Revolutionist

Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”


a moment to see the art

of George Tzimas

and you will see a world

of color, beauty and sheer joy.

George Tzimas was born and raised in Athens. At the young age of 7,

he began

painting. Following his studies, he went on and received his fine ar

ts ABC Diploma

in France. With a spirit of humor and imagination, he began his

artistic journey.

Q. When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?

I have always been an artist, but the turning point for me was at the age of

17 when

one of my high school teachers (who had noticed my talent and my obsession to

draw anywhere and anytime, even during her lesson), urged me to cha

nge the focus

of my studies.

So I studied freehand and line drawing at the Plaka School of Arts, at


Petra, as

an apprentice to the sculptor Nikos Stefos with Anna-Maria, Vasso Marali

ou, Antonis

Apergis, Koursaris, Mytaras and George Katsoulis as my instructors.

Q. Do you have a favorite piece of artwork you have created?

It is hard to decide on a favorite piece. Everything that I have cre

ated is like my


, a piece of me.

Each project was created at different times and periods of my life; even


created on the same day differ depending on the mood and music I listen

to. How

can someone pick out a favorite child?

Q. Where do you draw inspiration from?

I am inspired by commonplace situations, by a smile, a burst of a cry, expe

riences I

have lived or narrated, the wind, nature

everything is potent as inspiration, even


Q. Are you working on a new project?

In general, I am working on various projects and different techniques,

preparing for

new exhibits and custom order


Q. Tell us about the school



During these hard times of recession, our society finds itself in a grey, miserable


pessimistic environment, characterized by tension and violence. Woul


t it be better

if we could change this environment, revolt using colors, and give ou

r children hope

that anything can be achieved without the negative influence of others?

A revolutionary message for life.

Therefore, I decided to initiate a chromatic revolution, filling

schools with color and

especially primary schools where children take their first steps. The idea w


endorsed by fellow artists who formed with me the team of seven; a team

that hopes

that other artists will contribute to the creation of an optimistic schoo

l environment.

Q. What words of advice do you have for young artists?

Everyone is an artist to me, all of us are dreamers, and even those

who think they

are not, they contribute to art through their actions, their emotio

ns. Above all we

have to be dreamers and young at heart.

13 Jul 2020, by Politismos Museum of Greek History in Arts & Culturex