Born in 1967 in Basel, with a degree from the Basel School of Fine Arts,
Stelio Diamantopoulos began his career as a graphic artist in advertizing
before devoting himself exclusively to his art.
First inspired by surrealistic art, he slowly turned towards political
Pop Art. His strong views on the power behind standardized ad campaigns
and the way portraits void of any trace of humanity have become commonplace,
underlines the disintegration of our relationship with symbolic figures.
His characters only reveal silhouettes cut-out like so many urban stencils.
Starting with the most improbable juxtaposition of elements taken from
everyday life, the series Enjoy Liberty , Consume and Made In claim
our individual responsibility as consumers confronting subliminal advertizing.
The works of Diamantopoulos have been seen in Paris, London, Geneva,
Monaco, Munich, Cologne, Basel, Zurich, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong,
Seoul, New York and Miami. They are part of several collections, exhibited
mainly in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Morocco, Lebanon,
the United Arab Emirates and the USA.