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Georgios Taxidis

New York Academy of Art

Reference to Rembrandt
pencil and charcoal on paper


Tell us about the work that you have submitted.

It is a dialogue between the past and present about portraiture. I wanted to go beyond a conventional portrait, emphasizing the sitter’s gaze and the highly detailed shirt.

How do you describe your work and practice?

Dedication to a purpose and making the ordinary extraordinary.

What motivated you to apply to the XL Catlin Art Prize?

The prestigious jury and the opportunity for my work to be exhibited.

What is your background?

I am a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with previous studies in Moscow and Madrid. I hold several awards and scholarships such as Fulbright, NEON and more.

Instagram | @giorgostaxidis