David Marinos

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David Marinos was born in 1998 from Greek and Ukranian parents. He has traveled to Germany, Spain, Russia, France, America, and Greece. Interested in color and form from an early age he discovered his passion is art and pursuit it studying 3 years in the USA and now in Europe.

His work often uses classical imagery that is transformed and energised using decidedly non-classical colours and forms. He uses collage and glitch techniques on his own and found images to create a quickly expanding body of work which has a recognisable and consistent style but has un unexpected energy making it feel fresh and dynamic.

He has had solo exhibitions in California, USA in 2010 and Plovdiv Bulgaria Moroco Gallery in 2012. He was awarded a Scholastic News Award Silver medal from New York in 2011 and the Young Arts Award California in 2012.

He currently lives and works between Athens, Greece and Plovdiv Bulgaria.
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source: vice

David Marinos was born in 1998 from Greek and Ukranian parents. He has traveled to Germany, Spain, Russia, France, America, and Greece. Interested in color and form from an early age he discovered his passion is art and pursuit it studying 3 years in the USA and now in Europe.

His work often uses classical imagery that is transformed and energised using decidedly non-classical colours and forms. He uses collage and glitch techniques on his own and found images to create a quickly expanding body of work which has a recognisable and consistent style but has un unexpected energy making it feel fresh and dynamic.

He has had solo exhibitions in California, USA in 2010 and Plovdiv Bulgaria Moroco Gallery in 2012. He was awarded a Scholastic News Award Silver medal from New York in 2011 and the Young Arts Award California in 2012.

He currently lives and works between Athens, Greece and Plovdiv Bulgaria..vice

David Marinos is a sixteen-year-old artist of Greek-Ukrainian heritage. Living between Greece and Bulgaria, the youngin’ has already spent years honing in on his aesthetic, undoubtedly the result of the heritage he shares with the art-historical canon. Unlike the ancient Greeks, however, Marinos sculpts his figures with the slice tool, and paints them in glitched-out neon.

Beyond his personal practice, Marinos keeps up with numerous side-projects. Recently, he has collaborated on a streetwear line called Icey, in which signature designs are screen printed onto cotton basics. The designs are sophisticated and precocious, and sometimes, even morbid. And the models? Straight-up teenage.

Marinos is also the founder of Lucent Kids, a collective of young digital artists who share the digi-minimalist aesthetic that has come to be synonymous with the Tumblr platform. With a selective process for accepting new artists into the collective, Marinos proves that he not only has a talent for creation, but also an eye for curation.

Beyond his prodigious talent, Marinos has an advanced understanding of himself as well as the world around him. His awareness is evident in the way he juxtaposes natural subjects with computerized textures, surreal colors with basic lines, and Classical figures with modern icons. The subjects may be referential, but the execution is always forward-thinking.