5 questions with Fotios Balas

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

 

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.

Comments: 46

  1. 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. 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      That’s true!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

  3. Liza Perry says:

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thank you so much!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      he really is unique and talented!

  5. 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!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

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

  7. Kim says:

    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.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      his work is awesome indeed!

  8. Sandra Negron says:

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      new artists are the future!

  9. Elke says:

    What a fascinating and inspiring interview!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

  11. 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.

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      It would be an interesting tea party indeed!

  13. Rose says:

    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.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

  14. 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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thank you for stopping by!

  15. Blair villanueva says:

    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 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thank you so much!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      He really is a great artist!

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

  19. Joanna says:

    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!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

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

  21. Amrita says:

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

  22. Amrita says:

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      exactly!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      it would be an interesting cup of tea indeed 🙂

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      he really is thought provoking!

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thank you for the kind words!

  26. 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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