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Jannis Varelas

Born in 1977, Athens, Greece

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States, Athens, Greece


Jannis Varelas highlights the often overlooked details in everyday items. By blending realistic images with abstract ideas, his paintings dive into familiar scenes filled with detailed, collage-like additions. He pieces together reality from various situations: like digging up old artifacts, he shows us moments of life through a mix of unrelated items. We see things like a lighter on a pack of cigarettes, a small cloth that looks like a mystical creature, or leftover food shaped like a smiling f...Read more