Gallery b19 - Oly Anastasiou

In 2002, Oly Anastasiou opened the Gallery B19, Dimitriou Gounari 5, next to the White Tower.
Since then, in this gallery, she creates, exhibits and sells her works: watercolours, oil on canvas and other visual culture products.

Oly Anastasiou was born in Drama. She lives and works in Thessaloniki.
She studied Economics in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from where she gratuated in 1986.
She also studied Interior Decoration and Design in Dimitreli School (1986-1988) and she graduated with distinction.
From 1983 until 2002, together with Nikos Anestis she founded the well-known artistic ceramics workshop KICHLI. There, for 19 consecutive years she painted a large number of functionalobjects as well as unique mural ceramic surfaces. Some of her works belong to the Paris Musee de Sevres collection.

In 2002, Oly Anastasiou opened the Gallery B19, Dimitriou Gounari 5, next to the White Tower.
Since then, in this gallery, she creates, exhibits and sells her works: watercolours, oil on canvas and other visual culture products.
She mostly paints Greek landscapes, villages, islands and the sea, as well as still lives and interiors, with an abstract poetic approach.
The rendering of the sunlight in different times of the day, has a central position in her artistic pursuit.
Her paintings can be found in private collections in Greece, Europe and the USA.
She speaks English, French and Spanish.

A few words on the work of Oly Anastasiou
Olympia’s painting impresses me for the transparency and freshness of its colours.
She handles aquareles in a remarkable manner and she succeeds in her creations, even in very small dimensions, to express a world which is dense, multi-colorful and full of light.
Her landscapes and still lifes offer to the viewer an abundance of colors plenty of optimism, and this is achieved at times through a expressionist tendency and at times by touching upon Klee’s dream-world.
On top of that, Olympia experiments by creating constructions using various materials which enable to express herself in a multitude of ways. Therefore, her work avoids monotony and conquers interesting extensions, beyond the traditional surface of painting.

Vassilis Speranzas,
Artist Painter

Address: Kaisareias 29, Thessaloniki 54454 (bus stop №12)

Phone: (+30)6979 86-40-92

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