The Athens Association of Friends of CIG presents the opening of an exhibition of fine art by Chris Stewart, "Αντίο κι ευχαριστώ για τα ψάρια."
"Αντίο και ευχαριστώ για τα ψάρια" is a look back at how Greece has influenced my art. This show is a tribute to this country where I have lived, and where I have fed off of the inspiration that is found everywhere. Greece is a country that has inspired me, both directly and indirectly, to create art that I am very proud of. This collection examines living all of the seasons in Athens, learning from the people and the environment, and simply being in Greece.
The material of this show is varied; mixed media, photography, and fine art collide. I believe that this is the very attitude one can find in Greece, the old, new, and even the future coming together. To the people of Greece I can only say “Ευχαριστώ”.
Chris Stewart is a Canadian artist living abroad. When he tells people that he’s an artist, the first question out of their mouths is “what kind of artist?” This most often leads to a conversation that lasts at least forty-five minutes.
His initial training was studying animation, eventually working at an animation studio for over five years, honing his skills as an artist, editor and photographer. During this time, Chris also started a fun little website dedicated to his love of candy. This website, www.candycritic.org, quickly became a huge success on the Internet, garnering attention from many national newspapers, magazines and television shows.
After his years at the animation studio, Chris ventured off (with his lovely wife Allison) to pursue his own artistic interests. He started his own photography business (www.bewarethecheese.com) and continued to work on Candy Critic. He also managed to fit the time in to earn a degree in Communications at Carleton University.
Chris and Allison live in Athens, Greece where he continues to work on his artistic projects. These include writing a book, working on photography, and exploring all of the inspirations Greece has to offer.