Dubbed as a fashion world rebel, refusing to compromise his personal vision for the sake of commerciality, he is the photographer who eventually altered the way that Greek magazines perceive aesthetics by allowing the quality of his art to elevate the printed world. His personal artistic quest led him, soon after, to a creative journey through portraits-tributes to the painter Yiannis Tsarouchis, imaginative cartes postales and slide shows – personal travels within the subconscious state of space and time. His approach to the Greek traditional wardrobe is a free, unrestrained interpretation that is soon to be translated into a major historical project. He met with Anatoli Georgiev at the peak of the economic crisis and has since been in a constant artistic dialogue with him.
He was born and raised in Bulgaria where, as a child, he embroidered the outline of a pigeon that left his teacher speechless. He expressed himself through dance and photography and from 2014 he became a close collaborator and source of inspiration for Vangelis Kyris. His natural inclination to art has evolved through his experiences and practices, as well as his personal involvement in anything that deals with the expression of his creativity, from decoration to dance costumes, but also an inherent knowledge that surpasses even the masters of the field in aesthetics and quality.
A sharp eye for art and an even sharper instinct for anything worthy of her inner
filter, endowed Erica Vassiliou with the gift of a strong mindset, pristine
aesthetics and an infallible approach to everything that surrounds her. After
studying in London she went to the USA, where her studies in the Fine Arts
armed her with a background filled with rich insights and profound knowledge.
This led her to acknowledge, within the very first minutes of encountering the
art of Vangelis Kyris and Anatoli Georgiev, what she owed to focus on and bring to the light, working as a catalyst for the work of the two artists. Within three months of their first acquaintance, she had already set up their first joint exhibition, while the next ones have already taken shape and form in her mind.