Antonis Politakis was born in Pireus in 1948. His family immigrated from Asia Minor. From early childhood began apprenticeship with the most prominent art teachers. Between years 1975-1980 began he watched studio programmes at the Ecole Nationale Superieure, by the teacher Jean Fegeraux specializing in painting, drawing and engraving . He then studied encaustic and Byzantine art in the monastic community of Agion Oros in Northern Greece. His 18 solo exhibitions and his 22 participation in numerous group shows, notifies him as one of the most important Greek artists.
His dedication to the city that raised him , Piraeus, – he set pattern art work shops in the widest area and gathered around him a large number of students. A great number of art activities will take place through his way including stage design, scenic performances and radio broadcasting.
His fascination to the Piraeus harbor, the night markets, the boats, and especially the sea will play a key role in his artistic life. His body of work marks his artistic devotion to these origins.
“Through my long-lasting course in the abstract expressionism, my personal writing” in this, came like a natural evolution in the effort of recording the movement and its ideological origin departing on the theories of the universe.
And because, movement do not exist in normality but only the disturbance that is transmitted in the space and the time, the waves were born in a figurative sense. Each wave has its own size, its form and its fortune.
They are easily let influence by the forces which cause them and maintain them. At the time of their movement, their form changes and their parts are detached by the resistance which they find until with their final destination
At the time of their movement, their form changes and their parts are detached by the resistance which they finally find their final destination ………”
He now lives privately with his wife, few miles from the coast face to the sea his idee fixe