John Bizas was born on Chios island/Greece in 1980. From early age he was interested in fine arts and soon got involved in doing sculpture. The material he prefers to use is mainly marble, which he works in a particular way. His passion for marble is what made him move to Italy in 2008 where he still runs one of his studios in Pietrasanta. Beside this he has studios in Chios/Greece and Washington DC/USA. In his works the classic materials meets the contemporary art. The artist like to use the empty space as material in his work. Like this he let the light of the ambient and the glance of the viewer to penetrate the form of the sculpture. His concept... the problems of our world (environmental disasters, war, animal abuse etc).
My art is the language I use to speak out about humanity’s dark side. My work is my response to what we have done to the planet and all the everyday cruelties we see around us such as war, invasions in the name of peace or religion, or environmental disasters. Many times we don’t see the impact of our negative actions. My work invites the viewer to attend to what we often overlook – both the problems we have created and how easily we could change the world for the better.
The media I prefer to use are marble and bronze. I like to use these classic materials to create contemporary art. Oftenly I mix them with other contemporary materials or objects.
John (Ioannis) Bizas
April 27th 1980
Pietrasanta/ITALY, Chios/GREECE, Washington DC/ USA
Greek (native), English, Italian
2011 Fine Arts Accademy of Carrara/Italy
2008 Accademia d’Arte Florence/Italy course of sculpture
2018 OnForm biennial sculpture exhibition,Oxfordshire/U.K.
2018 groupshow "The theory of colour", Artist's Proof art gallery, Washington DC/U.S.A.
2018 showing in JPB art gallery, Saint Tropez/France
2018 showing in Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges/Belgium
2017 showing in Galerie Grulier, Courchevel 1850/France
2017 groupshow in Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges/Belgium
2017 showing in JPB art gallery, Saint Tropez/France
2017 showing in 21 art gallery, Moscow/Russia
2016 showing in Absolute gallery, Brugges/Belgium
2016 OnForm biennial sculpture exhibition,Oxfordshire/U.K.
2016 showing in Portofino art gallery, Portofino/Italy
2016 showing in Biba gallery, Palm Beach/Florida, U.S.A.
2016 showing in White Box Studio gallery, Brooklyn/New York, U.S.A.
2015 showing in Art-14 gallery Brugges/Belgium
2015 "Classic-Event", Kortrijk, Belgium through the ART-14 gallery of Brugges/Belgium
2015 "ART FAIR" of Cologne as a TOP10 FINALIST of the BLOOOM award by Wartsteiner, Cologne/Germany
2015 "Pietrasanta e Cefalù. Gemellaggio d'Arte" Pietrasanta/Italy
2015 "Homo Faber- Mindcraft" group exhibition, villa Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta/Italy
2015 "Evocazioni" group exhibition, MUSA museum of Sculpture and Architecture, Pietrasanta/Italy
2015 Retrospective solo exhibition,Myrò Art Gallery,Thessaloniki/Greece
2015 Marmaros II,Myrò Art Gallery,Thessaloniki/Greece
2014 "Homo Faber" Sant'Agostino church, Pietrasanta/Italy
2014 "Humanity in exhibition" Gallery Dovedesign, Pietrasanta/Italy
2014 "Marzo in Fiori,"Gallery intrecciarte Pietrasanta/Italy
2014 "Greek Marble Initiative in exhibition Thessaloniki/Greece
2013 "Inconvenzional mente" Civil museum of Viareggio/Italy
2012 "Summer mix" Galerie Carré Doré, Monte Carlo/Monaco
2012 "Carpe Diem" Satura Art Gallery, Genova/Italy
2012 Carrara marble weeks, Carrara/Italy
2012 Carrara Marmotec, Carrara/Italy
2012 in "Project Qatar 2012" Doha/Qatar
2012 participated in the art show "proggetto venduto 4" Milan/Italy
2011 Presentation of the "Black Skull Table" at the "Milan fuori salone 2011" in the "zona 67"showroom, Milan/Italy
2011 Gallery showing of the sculpture "High Sound"at White Moon Gallery Paris/France
2010 Solo exhibition at the multi-space Rodi, Chios island/Greece
2010 The CarraraFiera via Statuaria Arte gallery, Carrara/Italy
2009 Group exhibition at the "art time" events showroom Carrara/Italy
2009 Participated at the art event "I love disco", Marina di Pietrasanta/Italy
2007 Exhibited at the " Amani City hall", Chios/Greece
2006 Solo exhibition in the "Tourid" art gallery, Chios/Greece
2005 Group exhibition at the "National Navy Museum" Inousses/Greece
2005 Participated at the "Protasi" annual exhibition, Chios/Greece