Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Filippos Tsitsopoulos: A multidisciplinary artist, he studied painting at the Aristoteleion University of Thessalonica and later earned a doctoral degree at Madrid’s Complutense University. His works include installations, video-theatre and media art. He has worked in the field of interactive theatre installation art, exploring the limits of performance art, as well as in painting since 1990. His method is to get the spectator/participant involved in a new kind of theatre or rather a system that seeks to include theatre as a catalyst of our daily lives. In his work he applies concepts belonging to the theatre—both traditional and modern—to the visual arts, observing the effects they might have on the image, depending on their plastic behaviour. Using the masks he has made with materials as diverse as organic substances, animals and plants, he constructs parallel equivalents that contain and juxtapose elements that are temporarily out of proportion.

Since 2005 Tsitsopoulos has also been an external collaborator at the Education Department of the Prado Museum, where he teaches Drawing and Art Aesthetics, focussing on the subject of irony, which he researched extensively for his doctoral studies in Madrid.