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5 questions with Fotios Balas

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
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 14:46h, 14 August Reply

      That’s true!

  • Karyn Locke
    Posted at 15:14h, 14 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:35h, 14 August Reply

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

  • Liza Perry
    Posted at 19:47h, 14 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 09:08h, 15 August Reply

      thank you so much!

  • jhilmil
    Posted at 02:00h, 15 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 09:06h, 15 August Reply

      he really is unique and talented!

  • Mayuri
    Posted at 04:38h, 15 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 08:59h, 15 August Reply

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

  • Keoshia
    Posted at 10:51h, 15 August Reply

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

  • Kim
    Posted at 11:02h, 15 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 11:45h, 15 August Reply

      his work is awesome indeed!

  • Sandra Negron
    Posted at 12:24h, 15 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:30h, 15 August Reply

      new artists are the future!

  • Elke
    Posted at 12:30h, 15 August Reply

    What a fascinating and inspiring interview!

  • Ellie
    Posted at 13:35h, 15 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 15:31h, 15 August Reply

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

  • David Elliott
    Posted at 16:35h, 15 August Reply

    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.

  • Nellwyn
    Posted at 18:07h, 15 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:08h, 16 August Reply

      It would be an interesting tea party indeed!

  • Rose
    Posted at 01:40h, 16 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 15:11h, 16 August Reply

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

  • Priyanka
    Posted at 01:43h, 16 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 15:12h, 16 August Reply

      thank you for stopping by!

  • Blair villanueva
    Posted at 03:36h, 16 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 15:13h, 16 August Reply

      thank you so much!

  • Ania Travels
    Posted at 11:21h, 16 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 15:14h, 16 August Reply

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

  • Deepa
    Posted at 13:16h, 16 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:15h, 16 August Reply

      He really is a great artist!

  • Courtney Andrews
    Posted at 13:48h, 16 August Reply

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

  • Joanna
    Posted at 14:09h, 16 August Reply

    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!

  • Sheri
    Posted at 15:40h, 16 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 07:17h, 18 August Reply

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

  • Amrita
    Posted at 18:54h, 16 August Reply

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

  • Amrita
    Posted at 18:55h, 16 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 07:16h, 18 August Reply

      exactly!

  • Kusum
    Posted at 19:40h, 16 August Reply

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

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

  • Elena
    Posted at 20:33h, 16 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 07:16h, 18 August Reply

      it would be an interesting cup of tea indeed 🙂

  • Alethea
    Posted at 15:04h, 17 August Reply

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

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 07:15h, 18 August Reply

      he really is thought provoking!

  • Ana Ojha
    Posted at 16:24h, 17 August Reply

    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
      Posted at 07:14h, 18 August Reply

      thank you for the kind words!

  • Courtney
    Posted at 05:08h, 21 August Reply

    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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