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DESIGN | ART 

A Brushstroke of Light

THE ART OF MARIOS TZAVELLAS

                                                      "ART MAKES SOCIETY MORE HUMANE."

                                                                            

Born in Himara, Albania, Marios Tzavellas had the stroke of creativity from an early age, nurturing his innate talent at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana before moving to Greece thereafter. “I have been drawing and painting since I can remember myself, and I won’t stop,” he says.  

 

Having experimented with various mediums and techniques over the years, Tzavellas mostly works with oil and watercolor, and has completed more pieces of art than he can recall. Inspired by the rugged yet fine Greek landscape, sea and sun, Tzavellas captures the serene moments those unforgettable summers in Greece are made of. “There is something about that Mediterranean aura,” he says.

 

A collection ranging from realism and abstract, Tzavellas’ art reflect vibrant colors. His landscape pieces  depicting Greece, with their natural light, red soil and blue waters, make one wish they were living the moment. “When I am not creating art, I try to make my life like art,” he says.

 

Tzavellas’ art has been featured at various galleries in Athens, Kerkyra, Preveza and Tirana. The artist has taught in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and has created sculptures for a traditional apokriatiko carnival in Chalkida. His murals adorn the Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.

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