Konstantinos Botas

Konstantinos Botas

Giannitsa, Pella, Greece

About Konstantinos Botas

Konstantinos Botas (Pimba)
He was born in Giannitsa (Northern Greece) in 1966.
He is a self-educated painter, woodcarver, photographer and a member of the Greek Plastic Arts Chamber since September 2002. His first exhibition was held in Giannitsa (ink drawings) at the age of 24.
In summer of 1988 he visited for the first time the island of Gavdos (Crete). There, he came across the nickname "˜Pimba', which in the local dialect means "˜over floating'. In The following years, he carved cedar giving their human forms.
Since 2005, he painted with airbrush, first with ink on paper and later acrylics on canvas, drawing his themes (nude, landscape, nature) from his pictures. The last years he divert the time between the island of Gavdos (during summertime) and Giannitsa (in winter), where his atelier is located.

Education

He is a self-educated painter, woodcarver,
photographer.

Exhibitions

• Participation in the «Art Flow Studio Gallery» Group exhibition/ Airbrush with acrylics on canvas, Woman In Blue, India 2003, Water To The Village, Nikakis, Male Cat, The Great Passion. Wood carvings, 28 Cedar wood sculptures / 9 Cedar boxes/ 1 Coconut saucer / 71 Jeweler’s / 21 Key rings/ 3 Cedar spoons/ 3 Cedar chop sticks/ 5 Hair sticks/ 13 May – 07 June 2017 / Paleochora, Crete.
• Participation in the « Gabriel Fine Art» "Elements" exhibition / City of London Old Paradise Yard / Group exhibition / Cedar wood sculptures / participated in the tables, Opposite Couple, Bodies In Ecstasy, Apron Hunter, Crown On His Head, On Hold / 05 June -26 July 2015 / London United Kingdom.
•12th Global Art Meeting “Parallax Art Fair”
City of London Chelsea Town Hall / Group exhibition / participated in the tables, “Sunset” and “The twins”, airbrush with acrylics on canvas 70x100cm / 16 woodcuts on cedar / 27 February - 01 Martz 2015 / London United Kingdom• 4th ART MEETING BAZAART "EXCLUSIVE"
City of Athens Technopolis / Group exhibition / participated in the tables "on the road" with watercolors and Indian ink on paper, "Kaliagra" Indian ink on paper / 44 woodcuts in cedar / December 2011 / Athens
• Participation in the «20th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE IN THE ARTS /IBHSA/ - GABROVO» / Group exhibition / participated in the tables, „Moon - Sun“ with Indian ink and watercolours on paper, „opposite couple“ Carved in cedar / May - September 2011 / Gabrovo Bulgaria.
• Participation in the «ANIMA All nations in modern art» exhibition / „Sunset“, „An open book“, „The herd“, paintings with airbrush and acrylic on canvas / November 2010 / ARTS CENTRE FREDERICIA / Frederiscia in Denmark.
• „Body and nature“/ Personal exhibition / Painting with airbrush and acrylic on canvas, and Woodcarving on cedar / November 2010 / Gallery Sigvardson / Rodby in Denmark.
• Participation in the 27th Fine Arts Exhibition of the Greek Culture Association «Parnassos» / April 2007 / Honorary praise for his woodcarvings «Water Carriers» (on cedar wood).
• Participation in the 26th Fine Arts Exhibition of the Greek Culture Association «Parnassos» / April 2006 / «Family Matter», painting with airbrush and ink on paper.
• Artistic jewel / Permanent exhibition 2006 / Gallery «Ash in Art», Athens.
• „Return“/ Personal exhibition / Painting with airbrush and ink on paper / Woodcarving on cedar / May 2006 / Gallery «Ash in Art», Athens.
• „Bodies“/ Personal exhibition / Woodcarving on cedar / April 2004 / Gallery «Art Plan», Athens.
• „Black and White“ / Personal exhibition / Painting with ink and pen on paper / April 1995 / Cafe Bar Vertigo / May 1995 / Cafe Bar Ekentron, Thessaloniki.
• „Black and White“ / Personal exhibition / Painting with ink and pen on paper / April 1991 / Municipal Exhibition Center of Giannitsa.
„Black and White“ / Personal exhibition / Painting with ink and pen on paper / April 1995 / Cafe Bar Vertigo / May 1995 / Cafe Bar Ekentron, Thessaloniki.
„Black and White“ / Personal exhibition / Painting with ink and pen on paper / April 1991 / Municipal Exhibition Center of Giannitsa.