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FOCUS on UNDER 30 ARTIST FORUM

 Focus on Under 30 Artists forum.   Johnny Patramanis and Katerina Christou are both members of   the Greek team and have both been presented as Greece’s Under 30 Artists in Fabriano in Acquarello. This forum will focus on showcasing young artists in this category, selected from the Members of the International Watercolor Platform, in hope to give visibility to young talents in the beginning of their artistic path. “As young artists ourselves we understand the struggle of trying to surface in the art scene as well as to find our style and identity in watercolor. Through this opportunity that has been given to us we seek to help fellow artists get discovered. We will be sharing our personal opinions and point of view on artists we find inspiring in style and technique.” Johnny and Katerina  

Focus on: Ada Chen

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Focus on Ada Chen Johnny Patramanis Ada has this curiosity that you can find in a student as she likes to experiment through her subjects, painting children, adults and animals. She uses everyday sceneries as her main focus trying to capture the moment like a photographer would do, playing with the details that she wants us to see. She is a really well balanced artist with a drive for knowledge.   Katerina Christou The first thing I notice in Ada’s watercolours is that even though she is clearly a figurative artist she is not restricted to portraiture, her themes include everyday scenes, faces, animals. However, what is very noticeably a common feature among them is that in each painting she seems to focus her interest and give more detail to a specific part of her composition like the expression in the eyes or the positioning of the hands. I believe this is her way of showing to us what part of the scene she finds beautiful therefore giving the viewer a glimpse into her perspe

Focus on: Alejandro Robles

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  Focus on Alejandro Robles   Johnny Patramanis  Alejandro’s paintings are a feast for the eyes. He connect his female characters and animals using deep piercing gazes full of emotions. He treats his watercolors like oil paintings and through that he manages to create something rich and powerful. He reflects his character’s mood through the background using similar color choices. I like that throughout his work you can see the thoughts of his subject.   Katerina Christou The first thing one can easily observe in Alejandro’s work is that it’s highly symbolic. The main subject is the portrait but along with their physical appearance the viewer is presented with a glimpse inside their thoughts, dreams and psyche. The calm, dream – like landscapes and the symbolism of an animal companion helps the viewer gain a better understanding of what is inside the mind of the person that is portrayed. One thing for sure, Alejandro’s paintings call for the viewer to approach and observe cl

Focus on: Satyam Shree

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  Focus on Satyam Shree   Johnny Patramanis: The first time I saw Satyam’s work was on his demonstration for the Fabriano in Acquarello 2020 online event at the Under 30 category. I was blown away by his talent, if we take into consideration that he is only 19 years old. His technique is impeccable and he has total control over watercolor, creating beautiful atmospheres around his subjects who seem to balance between light and dark. Katerina Christou: Satyam’s paintings are truly admirable both in technique and rendition, especially for such a young artist, his portraits emmit a great artistic maturity. The attention to detail on the facial features surrounded by a loose, almost abstract background work perfectly together to make his portraits come to life, allowing their gaze and their expressions to narrate their story. We both think that: Satyam is a very promising young artist who explores the potential of watercolor as a medium. Through his portraits he gives us a gr