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 10-12 May 2024

The Skyview Building (Chongqing) is inspired by a wing. The facade of the building is straight
lines arranged symmetrically along the central axis, showing a graceful wing-like outline. The
the facade of the building is covered with a large surface of glass curtain wall, and the horizontal lines of the floor
decorated in it adopts an artistic modern minimalist style and smoother lines to complete a more contemporary visual iteration. 
He created the famous skyline of the city with a new presentation of international architectural aesthetics. Because of this, we chose this place to present the artworks of Spyros Gelekas,
the theme is Floating Sky City,
Spyros' artwork matches this. 
"Floating Sky City" is not just a geographical concept but also a spiritual exploration.
It represents humanity's longing for infinite possibilities, the exploration of the unknown and
chasing dreams beyond the ordinary. In this report,
the artist presents this theme in various
forms through their unique perspectives and creativity. Each work of art is a flight of adventure, taking the audience through the clouds, away from the noise of the world, into a realm of purity
and imagination.
In this exhibition, let us appreciate together the magic of art,
let's feel the freedom of flight and
explore the mysteries of the mind.
May each viewer find their own city in this floating sky and experience the wonders of endless possibilities.

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 5th August 2023

Middle-Earth calendar 2024 - Limited 50 copies

This is a limited 50 copies wall-calendar signed, numbered and stamped, with 12 pictures of my latest paintings


 2th June 2023

One Artwork to rule them all

Finally got to see in the flesh my artwork "Lúthien dances before Morgoth" from my collaboration with the Tolkien Black Metal band from Mexico, ASH NAZG BÚRZ.

The cover of the album is entitled "Úr Gar Noun In Ir Cofn"



 1st - 4th September

Oxonmoot 2022 Art Show

  • Elizabeth Perico (Zivalight)

  • Zane Libiete (stories by firelight)

  • Kai D. Janik

  • Francesco Simone Savi

  • Ana María Amega

  • Aegeri

  • Soni Alcorn-Hender

  • Antony

  • Will Coars

  • Ralph Damiani

  • DesJay

  • Amanda Drake

  • Amber Edwards

  • Anke Eissmann

  • Tor Fauskanger

  • Spiros Gelekas

  • Debi Hutchinson

  • Jay Johnstone

  • Octo Kwan

  • Ruth Lacon

  • Ted Nasmith

  • Ricardo Núñez

  • Octokwan

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  • Elaina Olga

  • Stephen Walsh

  • Kristin Wenzel


13 & 14 May 2022

Athens Tolkien Symposium II

As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of its founding, the Hellenic Tolkien Friends Association - The Prancing Pony and Kedros Publications invite us to a literary symposium dedicated to the work of Professor J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Symposium is organized for the second time by the Tolkien Association,
while it will have a "hybrid" form and those interested will be able to watch it online on the live-streaming platform of Janos.

The guest of honor this year will be the famous illustrator Jay Johnstone - known for his works that are inspired by the work of the professor, but also fantasy in general. The artist will be introduced by fellow Tolkien illustrator Spiros Gelekas.


Tuesday 1st, March 2022

Honorary commendation

It was with great honor that I received the honorary commendation for my contribution to culture, from the Mayor of South Corfu Kostas Lessis and Deputy Mayor for Administrative Services, Local Economic Development Sokratis Andriotis.

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Saturday 6th, November 2021

When Hospitality Meets Art

Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa in a warm and welcoming embrace of Art would like to present you “When Hospitality Meets Art” initiative, which seeks to familiarize guests with several artists from Corfu and beyond, in a series of exhibitions and activities.
The first exhibition, “In the Heart of Fantasy,” will take place in the Amalia Conference Hall, showcasing artworks by the world famous Spiros Gelekas.


July 9, 2021

A tribute to Maria Callas

Live painting at the exhibition “Maria Callas – World Priestess of Opera”, at Domes Miramare Luxury Hotel, organised by the Hellenic Public Properties Company (HPPC) S.A. and the Management of the Achillion Museum, is a unique international event, which is taking place as part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the 1821 revolution, co-organised by the Maria Callas Greek Society, the Ionian Islands Regional Administration and the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands.


December 17, 2020

Mo2art reloaded.

My contract with the art company Mo2art has been renewed for another three years.


July 22, 2020

Painting Master Class exclusively for Domes Miramare.

Domes Miramare a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu in collaboration with Loudos Fine Art presents for the second consecutive year top names of the modern art scene to the hotel guests.

The works are exhibited in addition to the art gallery and in all areas of the hotel such as Lobby, Blue Bar,
the Raw Bar and the Haute Living (VIP Lounge).

The art is alive in the hotel and often visitors are surprised by the changes that take place. In addition to the permanent collection, visitors have the opportunity to attend the opening of exhibitions, to participate in the art tour,
where they are guided to the works of art to be exhibited at the hotel, as well as to art talks, where the artists discuss their work and art in general. They can also become painters themselves with the masterclasses taught by the internationally renowned Greek artist Spiros Gelekas, overlooking the sea,
under the shade of the centuries-old olive groves of the hotel!

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November 26, 2019

Painting Exhibition by Spiros Gelekas dedicated to Middle-earth

The imaginary world of the surreal palette of the internationally famous Corfiot painter Spiros Gelekas, meets for the first time in Greece the mythical universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings" by "The Hobbit" and Silmarillion.
An exhibition-tribute to Professor Tolkien and Middle-earth on the initiative of the artist,
where after the successful exhibitions in Thessaloniki and Athens, it will be hosted in December (2-5) at the Municipal Conference Center of Thebes.

The exhibition is under the auspices of the Hellenic Association of Tolkien Friends - The Prancing Pony and the Association of Asia Minor Thebes.


November 5, 2019

Charity Auction of Works of Art & Antiques for the Hellenic Cancer Society - Macedonia Thrace Branch

The partnership of Loudos Auctions, Chalkos Gallery and Ziaras Antiques for the charity auction of works of art and antiques that will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2019, aims to support the actions of the Hellenic Cancer Society - Macedonia Thrace Branch. .
The exhibition of the objects will open at 30 in the afternoon and at 8.30 in the evening the auction will start) at Makedonia Palace (2 Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, Thessaloniki, T. K. 54640). The painter donated three works for the needs of the charity auction for the Hellenic Cancer Society - Macedonia & Thrace Branch, where he took part in Macedonia Palace.


September 20, 2019

Presentation of the book by the author Eulambia Tsireli “Trees and Forests of Middle-Earth

Within the framework of the solo exhibition of Spiros Gelekas "Tales from Middle-Earth" will be held at Govedarou Art Gallery on Monday, September 23, at 19.00 the presentation of the book by the author Eulambia Tsireli "Trees and Forests of Middle-Earth. Mythology, Symbolism, Relativity ”by Daedaleos publications.
When the myths of ancient Mesopotamia and the Bible meet the literature of the fiction and the result is a new approach to the work of J.R.R.Tolkien. The book is signed by Colin Duriez, author and biographer of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien.

Free entrance

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July 20, 2019

Art Freaks Global issue #1

I'm proud to be part of the Art Freaks Global Coffee Table Book among other great artists.

The Prime Goal is to promote AFG artists, by making the ART BOOK available in various Art Galleries, Museums and other relevant public places. This shall be decided as and how the contacts are developed.


April 20, 2019

Represent Greece

Under the Montenegrin presidency of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, the International Art Colony will be held from 29 April to 8 May in Cetinje, with the participation of one representative from each Member State of the Adriatic-Ionian region.

Each artist will create a work with oil on canvas, with dimensions 100x70cm, entitled "Towards Cooperation in the Adriatic-Ionian region through dialogue". The works that will be created during the colony will remain in the possession of Montenegro as a gift of the creator, while the conditions of participation of the artists as well as the free assignment of the works will be regulated by this contract.

The artist Spiros Gelekas is invited to represent our country and to contribute to the further strengthening of the cooperation and the development of contemporary art in this region.

The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.

The project exhibition will take place during the final meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Adriatic-

Ionian Initiative at the Splendid Hotel in Budva, on May 8, 2019, in the presence of the Minister of Culture of Montenegro, H.E. Aleksandar Bogdanovi,, as well as nine foreign ministers and numerous experts invited by regional and international organizations, with the possibility of presentation and promotion in other exhibition spaces of Montenegro and the member countries of the Adriatic-Ionian region.

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January 5, 2019

“Art Creates Smiles”

A new initiative by Corfu artist Spiros Gelekas is being hosted at The Attic Gallery in a drive to support the children’s charity “Smile of the Child.” His exhibition “Art Creates Smiles” is opening on Saturday 5th January and runs until 10th January. The token entrance fee of €2 will be donated in full to the charity, along with 25% of all sales. The Attic Gallery is waiving commission on sales to support this initiative. The artist’s aim is to support the charity’s needs, to raise awareness about it among the general public, and to show that the universal language of art can be put to good use for social solidarity and positive change.

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October 20, 2018

Gelekas next to Dali and Picasso.

As the exhibition at the Corfu Gallery, "Imaginations Through a Painted Canvas", continues with great success, the artist will return to China, this time next to Picasso and Dali, on October 27 in Jinxing City, Zhejiang Province.
This is a presentation of works by the two great artists of the 20th century entitled "The Prosperous", which will include contemporary painters from France, Frederic Payet, Africa, Robert Koch, Russia, Alexander Babich and Greece, Spiros Gelekas.
The event is once again undertaken by MO2art (micro-
oxygenated art) and The International Artists Exchange Association (IAE), of which the artist has been a member since 2017 in collaboration with housing estate Vanke,
one of the top 10 companies in China and in the 500 worldwide which supported the previous two exhibitions of Spiros Gelekas with Salvador Dali in Beijing and Kunming last summer. As he himself has said, the new series of the imaginary world that has been imprinted on the canvases,
is currently presented for the first time, at the Corfu Gallery until November 16 and after a short visit to Thessaloniki, the works will continue their journey to the depths of Asia in the new year and in Europe.


July 11, 2018

Ceremony in Beijing

One of my paintings were given to our sponsor for our co-operation.


May 12, 2018

First time beyond borders

An exhibition by the Corfiot painter, Spiros Gelekas will be held at the Foshan Art Fair in China powered by Mo2art. This is an exhibition that is a continuation of the first solo and very successful exhibition "Fantasy Landscapes" of the artist - his acquaintance with the public,
which took place in December 2016 in the foyer of the Municipal Theater of Corfu and will include a large number of works of surreal and transcendental landscapes.


December 10, 2017

Dreams in the Ocean

The Corfiot painter Spiros Gelekas presents his third solo exhibition of painting entitled "Dreams in the Ocean", in the welcoming space of Puppet.

After the imaginative and surreal landscapes with which he dealt in his previous works, in this exhibition the central theme are the sailing ships. Sometimes they are in stormy seas or in mysterious landscapes,

Sometimes they are presented as fighters or with a sense of melancholy, but in any case the sailboats of Spiros Gelekas retain a fairytale dimension, as he has become accustomed to from his previous works. Nevertheless, we observe that the artist chose to move in a different artistic path, painting almost exclusively with a spatula.

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March 14, 2017

Member of Corfu Art Gallery Museum

It was sometime of March when the president of the Corfu Art Gallery visited my studio and we discussed all the material. Our acquaintance proceeded on my first exhibition at the Municipal Theater. A few days later I was offered to become a member of the Corfu Gallery and so it happened.


July 7, 2014

Drawing Contest "Neon Skylines" - Top Ten Entries

A while ago, I think it was the end of June, Faber-Castell had a great competition called "Neon Skylines" where you basically could draw any skyline, from any city, it just had to be in neon colors. They don't have the competition brief on their site anymore, but basically it was: neon, no larger than an A4, handmade (not digital) and they were looking to be original and as catchy as you could.

And so I said to myself I should have my fun, although I wasn’t a professional artist until then, but I wanted to give a try.

I did this drawing for London included the "neon" elements, so this is what came out of it, as posted by Faber-Castell on their 

page and I won the 9th place as for the contest was a top-ten winners. Could not believe it, and this is one of the reasons I pushed myself the next years to evolve my technique and looking forward.


 24 December 2023

It is with great pleasure and honor that my work "Sacred Path of Mirkwood" is the cover for this year's official issue of Mallorn by the Tolkien Society as well as "The Cacophony of Morgoth" where he participates in one of the articles in the interior.


 5th August 2023

Oxonmoot 2023

 Spiros will exhibit at the Fiftieth Oxonmoot.  Thursday 31 August until Sunday 3 September, at St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford and online.


December 16 - 31. 2022 

Thinking Through Arts

"Thinking Through Arts" - International Contemporary Art Exhibition is an international contemporary art exhibition hosted by the Huangpu District Cultural Master-Studio "Sun Jie Studio", the Institute for Arts and Creative Industries, and co-hosted by the Guangzhou Huangpu Library and the Guangzhou Huangpu District Fashion Culture Association. The exhibition was directed by Professor Sun Jie as the academic chair,  Mr.Liu Mengzhu, the executive director of the Institute for Arts and Creative Industries, as the exhibition director, and Ms. Chen Nimin, as the curator. At the same time, this exhibition is also a response to the national strategy of "reinvigorating and developing China through human resource development", realizing the high-quality development of Huangpu culture and art driven by international cultural and artistic celebrities. This exhibition brings together more than 60 pieces of works created by many important artists active in the contemporary art stage, which shows the changes and development of international contemporary art.

The exhibition displays more than 80 pieces of works created by groups of important artists active in the contemporary art stage, showing the changes and development of international contemporary art in recent years from different aspects, and also trying to present the thoughts from these artists and their interaction with contemporary art and social situations they have experienced. Just as Foucault, a French philosopher, once proposed the concept of "heterotopia", contemporary art is the diversified presentation and development of traditional art, and it is also a means for artists to think and express themselves. The exhibition summarizes and describes the artist's personal living experience from a more implicit and ambiguous perspective. This experience refers to both their daily life scenes and their understanding of life and beauty. We can experience the artists' aesthetics, emotions, wishes, imagination and impulses, as well as their confusion and doubts through their works. This spiritual factor is brought by the modernity of social development, and it is also a thinking way that is transmitted through the beauty of art. 



6 August 2022

New Album Cover

I am honored to announce my new collaboration with the Tolkien Black Metal band from Mexico, ASH NAZG BÚRZ, based exclusively with the Professor's works.

The cover of the upcoming album entitled "Úr Gar Noun In Ir Cofn" is adorned with my recent work "Lúthien dances before Morgoth".

The record also features Martin Furia, guitarist of the legendary band Destruction, producer of various albums and sound engineer (FOH), who was responsible for the mastering of this new material.

I sincerely thank the members of the group who chose my work among hundreds of painters. 

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April 1st-May 31st, 2022

 "Walk to Mordor" Year 2

In 2021, Fresno County Public Library hosted a "Walk to Mordor" activity challenge inspired by the journey of the Fellowship J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which encouraged people of all mobility types to move more by allowing them to earn commemorative badges for making it to 5 different Middle-earth milestones. This year there will be a special signed print of an original painting (titled “The Necromancer”) by Greek artist Spiros Gelekas to be given as a staff prize.


Friday 18th, February 2022

New contract with Mo2art

Contract renewal with Chinese art company Mo2art until 2030 making it the longest-running international artist contract. 

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Thursday 2th September - Sunday 31th October 2021

Oxonmoot Online 2021


May 15, 2021

Represent Greece

The painting called "There's a Beauty Somewhere" passed the phase for the Call for Watercolor Paintings-the First Guangzhou International Watercolor Art Exhibition. The First Guangzhou International Watercolor Art Exhibition is an international contemporary watercolor art exhibition directed by the Guangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles and organized by the Guangzhou Municipal Artist Association and the Guangzhou Museum of Art. The exhibition focuses on the frontier of watercolor art, demonstrates the new look of contemporary watercolor paintings, promotes the exchange and development of international watercolor art, explores more possibilities of watercolor art in the current cultural context and era, and further promotes the integration of Chinese and Western cultures and arts leading the new trend of watercolor art development.

1、Period of Exhibition: May 15th to 29th, 2021.

Place of Exhibition: Guangzhou Museum of Art.Numbers of works to be exhibited:nearly 180 in total (including 120 pieces of open submissions and 60 pieces of invited works and judges’ works).

2、Tour Exhibition (Maoming exhibition):Place of Exhibition: Maoming Museum; Period of Exhibition: June 10 to July 5.


December 11, 2020

Art encyclopedia A.F.G.

With great pleasure, I received the AFG art encyclopedia, in which for the first time for the Greek data, a Tolkien artist is presented for his work in Middle-earth! Many thanks to the Art Freaks Global team for this great honor. The bookbinding and quality are impeccable and with high standards,
as well as the collection contains remarkable international painters and sculptors, with incredible works.



March 12, 2020

Two paintings by the artist Spiros Gelekas adorn the Corfu General Hospital

The administration of Corfu General Hospital, by decision, accepted the donation of two paintings by the artist Mr. Gelekas Spiros. The artworks adorn the Cardiology and Obstetrics-Gynecology Clinic as desired by the artist.
The Hospital Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Gelekas Spiros for considering this generous move of grooming and generosity as an example to imitate and present to the patients.

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November 23, 2019

Spiros Gelekas in the Foyer of the Seven Arts Place

Spiros Gelekas in the Foyer of Seven!

On the occasion of this year's tenth, anniversary, Seven celebrates and invites the internationally renowned Corfu artist Spiros Gelekas, to travel with his fantastic and surreal world, all our visitors in the new winter season.

So the reception area, the foyer,
will be adorned with works by Spyros Gelekas and we will have the joy and honor for the first time to host his works and for this offer, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts!


October 5, 2019

FantastiCon 2019: Festival of the Fantastic in the Hellenic American Union

The 5th Festival for the fantastic "FantastiCon" returns to the Hellenic American Union, October 5 & 6, 2019, with a series of rich events and activities, with free admission.

The Cultural Association of Friends of Fantastic - FantastiCon and the Hellenic American College (HAEC) in collaboration with the Hellenic American Union present, on October 5 & 6, 2019 from 11:00 to 21:00, at the Hellenic American Union.

"Fantasticon 2019": A two-day celebration of the fantastic
For the fifth consecutive year,
"FantastiCon" returns and invites the friends of Fantastic to a unique two-day celebration. All kinds of mythical creatures fill the spaces of the Hellenic American Union again and transform them into a magical forest, where dwarfs, elves, oaks and unicorns meet brave warriors,
Mighty magicians and strange travelers from every corner of the Galaxy, to take part in the great celebration.

Presentation of works by Spiros Gelekas
Invited this year, in collaboration with the Tolkien Association, the internationally renowned artist Spiros Gelekas, who will present for the first time his works inspired by the "Lord of the Rings".

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September 4, 2019

Tales from Middle-Earth

The imaginary world of the surreal palette of the internationally famous Corfiot painter Spiros Gelekas, meets for the first time in Greece the mythical universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings" by "The Hobbit" and Silmarillion.

An exhibition-tribute to Professor Tolkien and the Middle-Earth on the initiative of the artist will be hosted in September in Thessaloniki, (Govedarou Art Gallery).

The exhibition is under the auspices of the Hellenic Tolkien Friends Association - The Prancing Pony.

Major sponsor: Fantasmagoria Festival


Opening: Monday 16 September 2019 (19.30) Admission free

Exhibition duration: 16/9/2019 - 30/9/2019 *
Visiting hours: Daily (except Sundays), Monday - Wednesday 11.00 - 16.00 & Tuesday, Thursday Friday 11.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 21.00 Saturday 11.
00 – 14.00


July 10, 2019

Kaleidoscope group exhibition

The Attic Gallery is proud to present the group exhibition, KALEIDOSCOPE, featuring 17 artists from around Greece exploring what it is to be an artist in modern-day Greece and offering visitors a journey into modern Greek art.

Greece has seen its fair share of drama in recent years, but this has also led to a rich evolution of the art scene across the country. While each individual artist follows their own path, whether abstract or figurative, surreal or minimalist, each reflects aspects of their environment and provides a snapshot that records this period in modern Greek art. The common thread running through this deliberately diverse collection of paintings is the untamed creative vision that provides insight into the Greek experience.

The theme for KALEIDOSCOPE and the selection of featured artists draws on this idea and explores the many facets of this snapshot. Deriving from the Greek “kalos (good) + eidos (object) + scopeo (to view),” the word kaleidoscope means “observation of beautiful forms.” The object itself produces shimmering, symmetrical, and infinite shapes of curiosity and beauty that reflect our own interpretations of them.

The intent of this exhibition is to present a literal kaleidoscope of art and artists that reflects the many faces of Greek reality, seen through the richness, playfulness, darkness and imagination of each artist. The images, styles, and themes are as varied as the artists themselves, united by a key thread: they are working in Greece, in the here and now, and the diversity of their work reflects the diversity of their experience.

The featured artists are drawn from across the country and represent a broad age-range. All are currently active artists. This exhibition includes romance, nostalgia, and beauty; there is also darkness, melancholy, and challenge. There is a rejoicing in the natural elements and there are philosophical visual commentaries. Some artists reach to the past; others imagine a dystopian, or an Edenic future. One can guess at the origins of many artists from their choice of subject and their brush-strokes: urban grit and decay are represented here, alongside open fields and turbulent seas. Mythical references are never far away, and the strong surrealist tradition running through modern Greek art makes its presence felt. Materials and surfaces range from the traditional to the experimental, with coffee grounds, wooden lasts, and rice paper miniatures standing alongside vast dreamscapes and pointillist illustrations.

Each artist tells a story that calls the visitor deeper into the modern, mythical labyrinth that is Greece, and there is something here for everyone. This exhibition is an invitation into a dialogue and a journey of discovery: the artists have done their work, and we now invite visitors to gaze through the eyepiece of the kaleidoscope and discover an infinitely varied, truly modern and truly Greek view of the world.


April 5, 2019

Fantasmagoria #3

The Corfiot artist Spiros Gelekas, after his successful tour in Asia next to works by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, returns to Greece with his fantastic and surreal landscapes.
Starting in the best way, participates in the 3rd Fantasy Festival in Thessaloniki Fantasmagoria 2019 and presents exclusively new topics, this time entitled "Sacred Worlds" continuing the magical journey into the imaginary and mysterious world he has created.


January 1, 2019

One year Corfu Stories

Corfu Stories magazine becomes one year of circulation and I had the honor to design the front cover for the anniversary issue.


October 10, 2018

Painting exhibition by Spiros Gelekas  at the Corfu Art Gallery

The Corfu Gallery will host the painting exhibition of Spiros Gelekas "Imaginations Through a Painted Canvas ».

This is the second part of a series of fantastic landscapes, after the exhibition "Fantasy Landscapes" presented in 2016 at the Municipal Theater of Corfu. Through his painting on canvas, Spiros Gelekas unfolds his imagination and travels us to the dream places of his soul.

Duration: Wednesday 10/10 - Friday 16/11

Opening: Wednesday 10/10 at 20:00

Location: Corfu Gallery Periodical Exhibition Hall

Visiting Days / Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:00


July 10, 2018

In Beijing next to Salvador Dali

I came across Dali’s work at the age of sixteen. By then I didn’t know much about art in general, even though I possessed the natural gift of painting since the early stages of my life. Around the age of twelve I began painting on sketchbooks my very first “fantasy” sketches, some of which I have mastered on canvas and to present are travelling around the globe. However, for that to become real, 20 plus years have gone by. The story is as follows:

During that period of time I was studying whatever I could find regarding magazines, press and cyclopedias, since the World Wide Web and its conveniences did not exist. I had already been impressed by the details and credibility all classical artists had rendered, however I was in searching of something even bigger than that.

I was eager to find artworks which would join images or artifacts not necessarily connected in a logical manner, but would have to do with the subject of dreams. At some point I came across Dali’s “Temptation of Saint Anthony”. I was so much thrilled that I began searching everything about him.

I started reading about his life, his work, his intense and eccentric personality. I can recall, at some point I was able to name each and every one of his works. I tried to get in touch with his techniques, but that was, at the time, a goal too hard to reach. My everyday life and routine, school, social relationships and the needs of other people did not leave me with the time actually needed to accomplish that dream. In 2002 I was proposed to participate in a group art exhibition in Corfu, during which I tried my best to demonstrate artworks in which however the element of surrealism I admired in Dali was missing.

Although my work was in total sold, I personally was disappointed by the lack of surrealism it delivered. I convinced myself I could never be a professional artist. So for the years to come I was occupied and involved only with decoration, plus from time to time I created some frescoes and rarely an artwork for the needs of a specific project. But I was really suffering and drowning inside. Each and every year passed helped my obsession over creating art grow and become more imperative. In 2014 I found and retrieved my childhood sketches and began to practice on a daily basis until I could find the fashion of delivering them realistically. The next year I announced that I would stop working as a decorator and I practically sealed myself off of the rest of the world, in my atelier, creating and painting night and day.

In 2016 I presented my very first exhibition which included artworks deriving from fantasy worlds and realism falling within surrealism, at the Municipal Corfu Theater. My work was embraced by the best criticism and since then are travelling around the globe on scheduled exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

One of them will be in Beijing, in the heart of Asian culture, aside the artistic giant called Salvador Dali. An exhibition designed and presented by the M02art Company, holding all of the respect not only for Dali, but for my dreams as well.

As for the differences between Dali and myself, one could obviously find a lot, since it is not possible for someone to get close to such a prominent and tremendous artist. Maybe the anarchy and the monarchy on a metaphysical level. What may link me with Dali is the struggle to deliver works that will stay alive in history.


December 28, 2017

Hellenic Post Office

It is my great honor to present to you my latest work for this year, which hosts the Corfu Central Store, ELTA (Hellenic Post Office) in the trading room, which maintains postal issues and is a precursor to my new project that will be presented first in Corfu and then all over Greece.


December 17, 2017

International Artists Exchange Association

It is with great pleasure and honor that I announce that I have signed a contract for three years with the art company Mo2art exclusively for China.


December 1, 2016

First solo exhibition "Fantasy Landscapes"

The works of the young talented painter Spiros Gelekas will be presented in the Painting exhibition that will take place in the foyer of the Municipal Theater of Corfu.


Spiros Gelekas presents for the very first time to the public of Corfu his works entitled "Fantasy Landscapes". A work that justifiably ranks him among the surrealists of the genre!

Freedom of expression, the liberation of the imagination in the absence of any control over logic, the absolute opposition to non-conformity, are the elements that move the artist's hand, without any element of self-censorship or moral and aesthetic restraint, thus achieving the creation of irrational and imaginary images, without necessarily a logical connection between them.


The exhibition will run from Thursday 1 to Tuesday 13 December and will be open to the public daily from 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.

The Board of the Association of Vraganiotika, which supports the whole project, invites the people of Corfu to honor with their presence the remarkable effort, which promises much more in the near future.


 18-26th November 2023

First solo exhibition in China

International visual artist Spiros Gelekas returns to China, this time with his first solo exhibition "Everything in Hope Mansion is Beyond Imagination" organized by Hope Mansion (real estate) and the art company Mo2art in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, also known for the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The exhibition will last from November 18 to 26.

Let us recall that the journey to Asia for the visual artist began in 2018 with his participation in the Foshan Art Fair festival in Foshan. In the same year, three more exhibitions followed in Beijing,

Kunming and Dongxiang next to works by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso with the highlight being that of Beijing.

Followed by three representations of Greece 2020-22 with a greater emphasis of the International Watercolor Art Exhibition at the Guangzhou Art Museum as it was selected by the state committee among the elite of 170 artists.

Spiros Gelekas has a long-term contract since 2017 with the International Artists Exchange Association (IAC) and Mo2art.

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 10th June 2023

The Lord of the Rings Wiki

Spiros has entered The Lord of the Rings Wiki, an encyclopedia for J.R.R. Tolkien, the Middle-earth legendarium, and its adaptations.

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 1st October 2022

Middle-Earth calendar 2023

This is a limited 40 copies Signed Wall-Calendar signed, numbered and stamped, with 12 pictures of my latest paintings.

None of these paintings appearing in a print version as a limited edition separated before.
The philosophy of my calendars is not only to show the days, but to be able to use all the artworks, putting them into a frame on each one separately and hanging them on the wall.

Αll paintings can be removed from their pages and hung as unique framed works 20x20cm. Calendar paper is 24x24cm.
Printed on highest quality fine art aquarelle paper on professional print shop.



9 May 2022

Ted Nasmith's review

"Possible the most prolific of this group of artists is Corfu-born Spiros Gelekas of Greece. He is certainly the most high spirited and, like the others here has long been a devotee to Tolkien. In his artistic world spontaneity and intuition play primary roles, he says, and overall I don't think I've encountered someone so singularly immersed and playfully wry about his powerful very graphic fantasy images. His life has been devoted to practicing his craft, influenced he says, by the great masters of classical art, as well as by the masters of surrealism, through which he has developed a highly idiosyncratic style. His body of Tolkien art is not to be judged for its basic depictions but as more of mystical interface between the everyday world and dream realms as he describes it."


Thursday 21st, July 2022

Tolkien Calendar 2023

The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing 12 stunning paintings from a new generation of artists inspired by the world of Middle-earth.

The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans the world over. Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector’s items, and this year’s will doubtless be an essential purchase for Middle-earth fans everywhere.

Featuring 12 full-colour paintings of scenes from across the Three Ages of Middle-earth, many of which are unique to this calendar, a new generation of artists explores Tolkien’s creation with greater depth than ever before. With a variety of artistic styles on display, this year’s calendar is a celebration of the remarkable influence Tolkien has had on artists around the world, inspiring a creative legacy that has endured across the generations.


Saturday 4th, December 2021

Presentation on Tolkien's Greek inspirations book

Presentation on #Tolkien's Greek inspirations, with scholarship translated in the Greek language for the first time in Greece with Dimitris Kolovos.


July 9, 2021

Tolkien's book cover

I'm delighted and honored to share the cover of the first book (and my first book as well) about #Tolkien's Greek inspirations, with scholarship translated in the Greek language for the first time, edited by Dimitra Fimi and Dimitris Kolovos. It will be released by Εκδόσεις Κέδρος - Kedros Publishers.


April 5, 2021


The Administration of the General Hospital of Corfu accepted the donation of the Vraganiotika Association, a painting by the artist Spiros Gelekas which from today adorns, at the request of the association, the Blood Donation Unit.


September 17, 2020

Tribute Day at Domes Miramare.

Honorary evening for my art in the wonderful space of Haute Living VIP at

Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu

presented by Loudos Fine Art & Auctions.


The Official Greek Tolkien Association

December 30, 2019

Warm reception for Corfu artist Spiros Gelekas΄ Greek tour

The first Greek tour of internationally recognized Corfu artist Spiros Gelekas΄ Middle Earth exhibition has ended successfully. The exhibition presented works from the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. The exhibition - under the aegis of the Greek Society of Tolkien Lovers 'The Prancing Pony' - was dedicated to the Middle Earth with the artist's own inspiration and toured for three months, taking in four large cities - Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa and Thebes.

The exhibition received a warm reception with over 5,000 visitors and dozens of interviews for TV, magazines, radio and fantasy zines. The highlight of the Middle Earth collection was 'The Sacred Path of Milkwood' which was judged one of the best works of 2019 in the Pébéo, Mixed Media Art Prize and Exhibition Competition. 


In Thebes the artist presented Thebes Town Hall with his work 'The Beacons Are Lit' as a token of his gratitude and as a symbol of cooperation and cultural exchange.

The exhibition closed on December 15 in Athens, where the artist's work on Middle Earth was presented at an evening dedicated to Tolkien organised by Reflections with well-known publishing houses, authors and narrators.

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November 24, 2019

Painting exhibition "Tales from Middle-Earth" in Larissa

The imaginary world of the surreal palette of the internationally famous Corfiot painter Spiros Gelekas, meets for the first time in Greece the mythical universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings" by "The Hobbit" and Silmarillion.
An exhibition-tribute to Professor Tolkien and Middle-earth on the initiative of the artist,
where after the successful exhibitions in Thessaloniki and Athens, it will be hosted at the end of November in the multipurpose hall of Kaveh Kanes in Larissa.

The exhibition is under the auspices of the Hellenic Tolkien Friends Association - The Prancing Pony.


September 25, 2019

Pébéo Mixed Media Art Prize and Exhibition 2019

My painting 'The Sacred Path of Milkwood' was judged as a finalist for one of the 100 best works of 2019 in the Pébéo, Mixed Media Art Prize and Exhibition Competition. The exhibition will take place in London, at the Menier Gallery, and the judging panel comprised the elite of artists Said Dokins, Frakone, Young-sungKim, and Nancy Wood.

Menier Gallery: 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU.

 1/10/2019 - 4/10/2019


July 27, 2019

Tales from Middle-Earth

For the first time in Greece in four cities, a visual tribute to Professor Tolkien and his work by Spiros Gelekas under the auspices of the Hellenic Association of Tolkien Friends - The Prancing Pony.


June 25, 2019

New book on echoes of ancient Greek literature in Tolkien’s work translating previous scholarship into Modern Greek for the first time.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy literature, best-known from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was influenced by Northern European myth and folklore (e.g. the Old English poem Beowulf, the Icelandic Eddas, and the Finnish Kalevala). Nevertheless, Tolkien’s original course of study at the University of Oxford was “Greats” (i.e. Classics), and he was familiar with a wealth of Greek and Latin literature. Greek literature played an equally important part in his creative writing, though it remains a less-studied element of his inspirations. Despite a corpus of scholarship on Tolkien’s creative reuse of classical Greek texts and myths in his Middle-earth mythology, there is hardly any bibliography on this subject in the Greek language. This volume will fill this gap, aiming to open an academic debate on Tolkien’s Greek inter texts, for the first time in the Greek language and academia. Our volume collects scholarly articles and essays, originally published in English in different journals and edited collections, translated into modern Greek. They include essays by Miryam Libran-Moreno, Dimitra Fimi, Gergely Nagy, and Michael Livingston, among many others (see full table of contents below). The volume focuses on Tolkien’s best-known works (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion) and their inter-textual dialogue with the Homeric epics, Platonic philosophy, and the myths that inspired classical tragedy.

The book cover will be created by Greek Tolkien artist Spiros Gelekas who also kindly allowed us to reproduce his work titled “Fields of the White City” for the project image.


January 5, 2019

Attic Salon #1

I m honored to participate as a guest on the first meeting in Attic Salons project.


Theme: Introducing The Attic Salons and how they  can become a hub for culture creation
Hostess: Dr Sasha Chaitow. Guest: Spiros Gelekas, artist
Language: Greek

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November 13, 2018

Sold out in the Corfu Art Gallery

The Closing Party of the sold out painting exhibition of Spiros Gelekas entitled "Imaginations Through a Painted Canvas" was successfully held yesterday, at the Corfu Gallery. The artist through the organization of the event, gave another opportunity to the visitors to admire his special creations.
The evening was an occasion for a meeting between art lovers but also a way for the artist to thank the host of his exhibition.
His paintings attract the interest of the public, as his images, full of color and imagination, in combination with his artistic skill win the impressions.
The next step for the ambitious artist is the presentation of his works abroad.

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September 20, 2018

Surrealist master Dali & Spiros works group exhibition

In 1922, within the art of Dada, there was a surrealism (French: Surréalisme), a modern school that had a great influence on Europe and the United States. Surrealism clearly emphasizes that the acceptance control and the reality dominated by logic are not true. Only the combination of dream and reality is absolute truth and absolute objectivity. Therefore, it advocates abandoning the realistic image based on logical and orderly experience and memory, and presents the image world in the deep psychology of human beings, trying to integrate the concept of reality with the experience of instinct, sub consciousness and dream. Surrealist artists include Miro, Dali, Ernst, Magritte, and Spiros.

In this surrealist art exhibition, we selected the works of Dali and Spiros from a number of surrealist artists:

Surrealist master Salvador Dali, together with Picasso, Matisse is considered to be the most representative of the 20th century painters.

Spiros Gelekas’s surrealist paintings are contemporary potential art. His work has been collected by the International Association of Artists, the Corfu Art Museum, and famous musicians, photographers, art collectors, etc. in Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The works of the two masters focus on the transcendentally of human beings, and are committed to breaking through the realistic view of logical and physical worlds, trying to combine realistic concepts with instinct, subconscious and dream experiences to achieve an absolute or transcendental real situation. The occasional and absurd content, the spiritual shock is "disturbing", however, this strange conflict and clear breath between the images makes people feel a magical and special charm. This is in line with the Chinese ancients' emphasis on the status of “beyond the Surface, won in obtaining”. The artistic effect of surrealist painting lies in the proper blending of abstraction and figuration, and the balance between the two is achieved. In the treatment of "virtual" and "real", the "virtual" part is the place where the two masters' imaginations fly and show their charm.

Dali and Spiros used the surrealist works to interpret the vision of “making life better”, so the choice of exhibition space has become our invisible pressure. We are looking for a display space that matches the character of their works. After the comparison of many excellent surrealist paintings, we selected a piece of Qianling Mountain and the Qinglong Lake in the west. Without deliberate carving, we can have a comfortable and pleasant display environment. The Qinglong Lake and the mountains and rivers have been the place where the emperors will be together, the literati gather, and the ancient temples are chosen. The Yuanmingyuan and the Summer Palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties are royal gardens and summer resorts. Here, I feel the sustenance of the souls of the two masters, Salvador Dali and Spiros Gelekas, through the display of surrealist art, in a poetic space, dreams and reality. Unity, this way of expression makes people realize the existence of the master's mind.

The two masters often use the "impact" technique in their creations to create the most exciting and dramatic works of art, forcing people to look at things that are commonplace. Just like the spirit of Vanke, with the regional character of Qinglong Lake landscape painting, we will create a classical, modern, exquisite and natural high-end lakeside ecological villa area here, and enjoy the interest of Quanlin in the city. The multiple gardens and urban planning of the Garden Pavilion once again re-enact the aesthetics of poetic life in Jiangnan, and then inspired by the texture of Jiangnan City Square, breaking the gap between the community and the scenery, blending the taste of tradition and modernity, creating poetry between the lakes and mountains. Jiangnan. Vanke's life “artist” creates a kind of reality and delusion in the illusion or dream of people's minds. The combination of concrete and abstract “surreal realm” makes us amazed and admired.

Fall in love with painting, then fall in love with poetry and fall in love with nature. Pay tribute to a better life in the future!



MO2art curator



22, June, 2018


July 5, 2018

Global Art Awards

 My artwork "Moonlit Shadow" nominated in the top 100 for the "Best Global Artist Award".


December 10, 2017

Dreams in the Ocean

All of my artworks displayed on exhibition were sold out as well as the whole collection “Dreams in the Ocean”. Thank you so much!


June 1, 2017

Falling Into Fantasy

The Management of the hotel Centido Apollo Palace, with great pleasure will host this summer season (June - October 2017) in the reception area of ​​its facilities, the painting exhibition of the young talented Corfiot painter, Spiros Gelekas entitled "Falling into Fantasy ”.

This is an exhibition that is a continuation of the first solo and very successful exhibition of the artist - acquaintance with the public, which took place in December 2016 in the foyer of the Municipal Theater of Corfu and will include a large number of surreal and transcendental landscapes.

The purpose of the exhibition that will be open to the public, residents and non-residents of the hotel complex, is commercial and therefore all the works on display will be available for sale.

After the successful series "Fantasy Landscapes" and the large number of surreal and transcendental landscape works that now continue their journey abroad, Spyros Gelekas invites you to the third exhibition of "Dreams in the Ocean".

This time realism gives the baton to a different approach,

Modern aesthetics always maintaining the fairytale image that our artist is accustomed to.

The exhibition will take place in the beautiful space of Puppet guest house. It will last a month and will be open to the public, daily from early in the morning until late at night. Free entrance.


September  4, 2016

Weekly Art Competition 
"Fantasy Themes"

I won the first place on the Weekly Competition on Instagram with my work called "There's a Beauty Somewhere" Two more competitions followed on the same year: “Steampack Theme” and “Water Theme” both of them I won the second place.

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