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EXSEKIAS TRIVOULIDES WAS BORN IN PORT-SAID, EGYPT OF HELLENIC ORIGIN. EXSEKIAS’S TALENT DERIVES FROM A FAMILY HISTORY IN THE ARTS SPANNING THREE GENERATIONS OF PAINTERS RESULTING IN AN EARLY EXPOSURE TO THE ARTS. HE BEGAN TO PAINT AT THE AGE OF FOUR AND LEARNED BY OBSERVING HIS MOTHER, FATHER, AND GRANDMOTHER.

AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, HIS MOTHER REMARRIED AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO AMERICA WHERE HE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP HIS CRAFT FOLLOWING THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE HELLENIC CULTURE THAT SURROUNDED HIM AS A YOUTH.

IN 1992, AFTER WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY, WHICH TOLD THE STORY OF MICHELANGELO’S STRUGGLE TO SUCCESSFULLY REDEFINE HIMSELF AS A PAINTER, MR. TRIVOULIDES WAS INSPIRED TO EXPLORE SCULPTING AS A NEW MEDIUM. IN ORDER TO FINANCE HIS EDUCATION AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, HE SOUGHT COMMISSION WORK AS A MOSAICIST, MURALIST, SCULPTOR, AND INTERIOR DESIGNER. WHILE AT GEORGE MASON HE WAS SELECTED TO AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH THE RENOWNED FIGURE SCULPTOR MICHAEL CURTIS. DURING THAT TIME HE ASSISTED IN THE CREATION OF THE BRONZE DEATH MASK OF ROGER STEVENS, THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

EXSEKIAS’S PORTRAYAL OF THE HUMAN FIGURE WAS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY BOTH CLASSICAL GREEK SCULPTURE AND ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS. HIS SCULPTED HUMAN FIGURES DISPLAY A REVERENCE FOR CLASSICAL PROPORTIONS WHILE INSTILLING A CONTEMPORARY STYLE THAT GIVES HIS WORK A REFRESHING SPIRIT. HIS PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES DEPICT THE HUMAN FIGURE WITH THE SAME DYNAMIC LINES, GRACE, HARMONY, BALANCE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

MR. TRIVOULIDES’ ABILITY TO FUSE CLASSICISM WITH THE CONTEMPORARY ALLOWS HIS WORK TO BE APPRECIATED BY A WIDE AUDIENCE. BOTH TRADITIONALISTS AND COLLECTORS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN ART HAVE BECOME AVID COLLECTORS OF HIS WORK.

OLYMPIC MONUMENT PROPOSAL FOR ATHENS 2004, YOUTUBE PRESENTATION, "THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT BY EXSEKIAS" AT:

WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=ZLORGWHOOXS

CREATOR OF THE EAWC "ARTEMIS" AWARD IN 2006.