Dionyssopoulos Pavlos was born in Greece in 1930. He passed the entrance examination of the School of Fine Arts in 1949. He obtained during his studies several scholarships to pursue studies in Paris. When he makes the decision to settle there definitively at the end of the Fifties he discovers the Paris of the New Realists.
He then frequents Calder Giacometti, Caesar, Yves Klein, Pierre Restany. His studio is located rue de Vaugirard opposite that of Dubuffet.
This new urban environment in which Pavlos is plunged away from painting; indeed, he begins to use paper trimmed posters. He works on the density effects, the colors and the reliefs of the slices of posters that he uses. He is distinguished from the "posters" of the time (Hains Villéglé Rotella) and was noticed at the show of New Realities in 1963 by Pierre Restany, inspirer and theorist of the group of New Realists. This meeting will determine the orientations of his future work.
Pavlos's work evolves quickly. The artist abandons abstraction and baroque to explore the possibilities of a new expressiveness. By suggesting to his bands the form of everyday objects, he moves away from New Realism and gets closer to Pop Art. However, he remains a free electron in the world of art and does not engage in any movement. He recreates everyday objects: ties, shirts, cigarettes, bottles and fruits. It brings color and lightness to the world.
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