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A Global Award for Fellow Feral Artist: Tasos Nyfadopoulos

Tasos Nyfadopoulos at Art Athina with gallery Artzone 42

A Global Award for Fellow Feral Artist: Tasos Nyfadopoulos

By Lise Arlot, Medium, Feral Horses, Blog Jun 28, 2018

Feral Horses entered a new chapter in 2021 as it became part of artsquare.io, a platform dedicated to the tokenization of fine art and collectibles. This marked a significant milestone, representing the first merger and acquisition operation in the field of Art Tokenization Platforms.

Tasos, one of our dear feral artists, has been awarded the annual global arts Award from Red Line Art Works, a global arts project based in the UK.

Tasos Nyfadopoulos, Greek sculptor

At age 22 and residing in Athens, Tasos Nyfadopoulos is a member of the “lost generation” in Greece, devastated by a plague of long-term unemployment, currently standing at 21%. The self-taught sculptor delivered a personal response to the pressing issue in the form of an impressive 7-meter long, 4-meter high sculpture: “Crisis.” The sculpture depicts a colossal stock exchange index that rattles the ground, causing a man, situated on the top, to frantically fall as the index debacles.

“Crisis” by Tasos Nyfadopoulos

“Crisis” by Tasos Nyfadopoulos

The annual global arts Award from Red Line Art Works

Recently, Tasos has been awarded the annual global arts Award from Red Line Art Works, a global arts project based in the UK. Red Line Art Works embraces art that expresses the fundamental challenges humanity faces today such as climate change, inequality, war, poverty etc… They assess hundreds of artwork produced by artists spread across more than thirty different countries, including Australia, China, Mexico, South Korea, Russia and the USA. Their goal is to influence the masses, inducing people to reflect on the lack of global justice through their emotive artwork: “art with a conscience.”

Tasos’ “Crisis” exerts a powerful impact on its viewers, resonating with Greek citizens who have suffered during the financial turmoil, and the rest of the world who pities them. Giannis Konstantatos, Mayor of Argyroupoli-Elliniko stated: “in almost every home there is an unemployed person.” Tasos explains that his gripping sculpture has two interpretations. The first being a representation of the rising suicide rate (35% since the beginning of the crisis in 2010). The falling man can no longer bear his financial burdens and family apprehensions. The second is more hopeful, where the man on the index is undergoing a ‘catharsis;’ despite the adversity and obstacles, he becomes a new, wiser man.

Tasos emphasises that amidst the chaos, what’s important is how each individual “will manage to inspire something different and a change of course.” He is doing just that, through his artistic talents.

We congratulate and are proud to represent Tasos, a truly passionate, skillful sculptor. Currently, he is creating a series of exciting carbon fiber sculptures with smart hidden lighting incorporated within. He comments the use of contemporary material such as carbon fiber and kevlar is important, as it “gives life to (his) sculptures since carbon is one of the basic elements of all known life.”

We eagerly await Tasos’ new innovative, groundbreaking creations as his artworks’ influence quickly spread around the world.

Tasos Nyfadopoulos on Feral Horses – ArtSquare.io

Last year, Tasos sold two sculptures from his “Blue” series via our platform.

Parrallel Expressions by Tasos Nyfadopoulos on ArtSquare.io

The black colour of the carbon fibre reminds us the unknown, what we can’t control. But when we look beyond the black territory, a calming blue colour invites us. The gold light shimmers and we proceed closer. We distinguish three human heads with the same facial expression that look at three different directions, what it was, what it is and what it will be.

As in all the sculptures of the “Blue” series, in “Parallel expressions” we see that the blue colour is dominant. This gives the sense that the human figures presented by the sculptures are eternal and symbols of the human soul.

Picture of Lise Arlot, Medium
Lise Arlot, Medium
Feral Horses Blog Jun 28, 2018

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