5 questions with Fotios Balas

 

1.Describe your art in 3 verbs.

Watch, smile, rethink

2. If your art could dance, what song would it dance to?

It would be a song in which Antony Hegarty(ANOHNI) would do the vocals, Craig Armstrong and Philip Glass the piano collab and Steve Aoki the remix version of it!

 

3.If you could have tea with another artist,who would that be?

I would like to meet Keith Haring, Warhol, Basquiat, Dali, Svankmajer, Bosch…. But tea? I would ENJOY a cup of tea only with a writer…with Oscar Wilde!

4. What do you do when you are not happy with the result?

Usually,I am happy with the result. If not, I just put it in a corner till the day I’d change my mind. I have never destroyed anything. I keep everything. I have even kept all of my drawings from kindergarten!

 

5. The world is about to end and you can only save one piece of art. What would that be?

That’s a tough question! If I couldn’t save all of them, I would probably save none. I think I would only save all of my sketchbooks. This is my little treasure. Because my sketchbooks and my notebooks are full of so many ideas and techniques that could give feedback and inspire at least ten more different artists and designers for a lifetime.

Are you inspired?

Find Fotios here or indulge your creative urges at the Lola Nikolaou Gallery where he currently exhibits his latest work.

46 Comments

  • Aditi August 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I haven’t heard of him before. This was very inspiring to read, especially the point of never destroying anything you created. That makes so much sense, you might not like something today but there will be a day when you will love it. 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      That’s true!

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  • Karyn Locke August 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    What a fascinating interview! Balas is a talented man and I love that he’d love to meet Salvador Dali!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      He really is so talented and inspiring in a unique quirky way!

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  • Liza Perry August 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I am totally inspired. The pics, the styling of the post and definetely the answers are artistic! Bravo!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 15, 2017 at 9:08 am

      thank you so much!

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  • jhilmil August 15, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Though I never listened about him, he seems to be such a talented man. Loved the way he responded, what a unique personality.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 15, 2017 at 9:06 am

      he really is unique and talented!

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  • Mayuri August 15, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Absolutely loved the interview…I have not heard of him before but now I guess I am going to know more about him. Great post!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 15, 2017 at 8:59 am

      I hope that you do! Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Keoshia August 15, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Great interview, I never heard of this artist, I will check him out.

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  • Kim August 15, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I have never heard of this artist but I’ve looked him up after reading this and his work is awesome, I will keep an eye on him for more.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 15, 2017 at 11:45 am

      his work is awesome indeed!

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  • Sandra Negron August 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I love being introduced to new artist and I’ve never heard of Fotios Bailas. His work is amazing!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      new artists are the future!

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  • Elke August 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    What a fascinating and inspiring interview!

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  • Ellie August 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve not heard of this Artist before but what a great interview! I’ll have to go check out his work now!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      I hope that you do! Thank you for stopping by!

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  • David Elliott August 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Great interview with the artist. I can imagine wanting to have tea with Oscar Wilde. He would have been a crazy person to have tea with.

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  • Nellwyn August 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to a new artist! I would also love to have tea with Oscar Wilde

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      It would be an interesting tea party indeed!

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  • Rose August 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I am not familiar with him but what a fun interview. When you visit a museum you do get an urge to wonder what they were thinking.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      I always wonder what the artist was thinking when I’m lookin at a piece of art!

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  • Priyanka August 16, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I’ve never heard of this artist, but it was fun reading your interview and learning what inspires him! I’ll have to look up his work!

    xo,
    Pri

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      thank you for stopping by!

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  • Blair villanueva August 16, 2017 at 3:36 am

    It is nice that I visited your page and get to know a little bit about Fotios bio and works. Congrats for this well written interview 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      thank you so much!

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  • Ania Travels August 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

    This is such an awesome different interview. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. I would have lunch with Dali or Warhol too!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I would have lunch with Warhol any day of the week!

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  • Deepa August 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Never heard of him before good to know about him and his work. Great artist. Thanks for sharing.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      He really is a great artist!

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  • Courtney Andrews August 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve never heard of him before but he sounds like an interesting fellow! His art is definitely interesting for sure!

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  • Joanna August 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I didn’t hear about him before but his answers are intriguing. Take all or nothing. Meet Dali for tea and Oscar Wilde for supper. Very good choices!

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  • Sheri August 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I have not heard of him either but I like his story and his background. He seems to be an interesting person.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 18, 2017 at 7:17 am

      oh he really is, Sheri! Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Amrita August 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I enjoyed train the interview. A multitude of talent in him.Sketch books shukd always be preserved. They are ideas in the making .

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  • Amrita August 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I enjoyed the interview. A multitude of talent in him.Sketch books should always be preserved. They are ideas in the making .

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 18, 2017 at 7:16 am

      exactly!

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  • Kusum August 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    These are such unique and interesting pieces of art! I had never heard of him, thanks for introducing.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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  • Elena August 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I think I would choose Oscar WIlde for a cup of tea too.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 18, 2017 at 7:16 am

      it would be an interesting cup of tea indeed 🙂

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  • Alethea August 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Very interesting and thought-provoking perspective. That’s what’s great about art. LOL! Thanks for sharing.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

      he really is thought provoking!

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  • Ana Ojha August 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I enjoyed reading his interview! Fotios Balas sounds very creative and has a dynamic personality! Thanks for introducing him to us!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 18, 2017 at 7:14 am

      thank you for the kind words!

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  • Courtney August 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Ooooo what an interview!!! I just love all types of art!!!! So neat to get to know an artist a tad bit better

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