Thursday, October 29, 2009

The art of diplomacy on canvas

We met in Bratislava a few weeks before the opening of his solo exhibition at the Slovak Presidential Palace in November 2009 and we “clicked” at first sight. At the time I hade no clue he was an artist, as he was introduced to me in his diplomatic hat. It just happens that Nikos Kanellos is a diplomat, currently serving in the Slovak capital as Greece’s ambassador to this landlocked central European country. Well, forget all stereotypes that come along with the title. Kanellos is not just another diplomat-turned-to-artist example, but the exact opposite: an artist who just happens to be a diplomat. How wonderful our world would be if all of them were like this guy, I thought.

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