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MY "DAYDREAMING" BLOG @ EXOSTIS.GR!

MY "DAYDREAMING" BLOG @ EXOSTIS.GR!

Launch of my new born blog DAYDREAMING @ EXOSTIS magazine!

http://www.exostispress.gr/Home/ShowBlog/193

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"ORGANIC CAMOUFLAGE" ...WINDOW INSTALLATION!

"ORGANIC CAMOUFLAGE" ...WINDOW INSTALLATION!

Window Installation @ GRIGIO Concept Store.

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THE "SAIL AWAY" SERIES...

THE "SAIL AWAY" SERIES...

Brand new project "SAIL AWAY",a collaboration with Playmobil Greece!

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THE "DRIVE AWAY" SERIES...

THE "DRIVE AWAY" SERIES...

Brand new project "DRIVE AWAY",a collaboration with Playmobil Greece!

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INTERIOR DESIGN @ MAGIO!

 

INTERIOR DESIGN @ MAGIO!

My latest interior design work @ Magio Coctail Bar @ Florina!

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MY GAVDOS...@ ATHENS VOICE SUMMER GUIDE 2012!

MY GAVDOS...@ ATHENS VOICE SUMMER GUIDE 2012!

My text about one of my favourite Greek islands...Gavdos

@ the SUMMER GUIDE 2012 of ATHENS VOICE paper!

http://athensvoice.gr/the-paper/article/401-summer-guide-2012/%CE%B3%CE%...

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COMMON...POSTCARDS!

COMMON...POSTCARDS!

Special summer postcards @ MELISSES GALLERY @ HYDRA Island!

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INTERVIEW @ ET 3 CHANNEL

INTERVIEW @ ET 3 CHANNEL

Interview @ 5 PLUS tv show @ ET 3 CHANNEL!

http://www.ert.gr/webtv/index.php/Teleytaies-katachwrhseis-ET3/item/5667...

 

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INTERVIEW @ ANALYZE THIZ.FR

COMMON...INTERVIEW @ ANALYZE THIZ.FR

Interview @ French blog ANALYZE THIZ.FR

http://analyzethiz.fr/art/photographie/nikos-rakkas-et-playmobil-une-his...

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NIKOS RAKKAS @ CHEAPART / THESSALONIKI

NIKOS RAKKAS @ CHEAPART / THESSALONIKI

Participation @ CHEAPART group show in Thessaloniki.

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ KLIMAX

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ KLIMAX

The project COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) following last November 's show at Toss Gallery

in Thessaloniki,is now presented at KLIMAX in Larisa.

 

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MELISSES GALLERY @ HYDRA!

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ HYDRA!

Parts of COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) series @ MELISSES GALLERY @ HYDRA island.

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ OUGH.GR

COMMON ...INTERVIEW @ OUGH.GR

My first playmobil...and many more...@ OUGH.GR!

http://www.ough.gr/index.php?mod=articles&op=view&id=852

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KIDS...JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! @ EXOSTIS MAGAZINE

KIDS...JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! @ EXOSTIS MAGAZINE

Kid's fashion shooting @ EXOSTIS MAGAZINE

http://www.exostispress.gr/FtouKaiBgainw-428

 

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SKATEBOARD ART @ 7PLY PROJECT

SKATEBOARD ART @ 7PLY PROJECT

My "MR.N IN THE FIELDS" sketeboard @ 7PLY PROJECT skate & art festival.

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NIKOS RAKKAS @ 7PLY PROJECT

NIKOS RAKKAS @ 7PLY PROJECT

Participation @ 7PLY RPOJECT skate & art festival.

 

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LATE NIGHT TALES @ THE ROOM GALLERY @ ROME

LATE NIGHT TALES @ THE ROOM GALLERY @ ROME

Participation @ FASHION & PHOTOGRAPHY group exhibition with the fashion project

LATE NIGHT TALES @ THE ROOM GALLERY in Rome.

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BAD ASS PAPER TOY @ THE BOX GALLERY

BAD ASS PAPER TOY @ THE BOX GALLERY
BAD ASS on paper joins the TOY ARMY SHOW @ The Box Gallery.
https://www.facebook.com/events/181005708683531/

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MARIE CLAIRE MAISON.COM

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MARIE CLAIRE MAISON.COM
A Post about my work from MARIE CLAIRE MAISON french blog HOME SWEET HOME.
http://hommesweethome.blogs.marieclairemaison.com/archive/2012/03/04/in-...

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ THE ROOM ROME.COM

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ THE ROOM ROME.COM
A post about my work from THE ROOM Gallery in Rome.
http://theroomrome.com/?p=2862 

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ TRENDLAND.NET

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ TRENDLAND.NET
A Post about COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) Exhibition from the New York based,
On Line Magazine.
http://trendland.com/nikos-rakkas-photography-common-people-like-you/

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ THE CHARITY MARKET

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ THE CHARITY MARKET
Participation @ THE CHARITY MARKET @ ART HOUSE in Thessaloniki.

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NIKOS RAKKAS @ CHEAPART / LIMASSOL

NIKOS RAKKAS @ CHEAPART / LIMASSOL
Participation @ CHEAPART group show @ PENINTA PLIN ENA gallery in Limassol,Cyprus.

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BEST FILM @ SHOOT IT FESTIVAL

BEST SHORT FILM @ SHOOT IT FESTIVAL
1ST Prize / BEST short film for COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)
by TOLIS ODD,NIKOS RAKKAS & YORGOS K
@ SHOOT IT Short Film Festival 2012 in Athens.

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BAD ASS @ ART IS HARD CONTEMPORARY FESTIVAL

BAD ASS @ ART IS HARD CONTEMPORARY FESTIVAL
BAD ASS has fans...@ ART IS HARD contemporary festival in Thessaloniki.

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BAD ASS @ ART IS HARD CONTEMPORARY FESTIVAL

BAD ASS @ ART IS HARD CONTEMPORARY FESTIVAL
BAD ASS is hard @ ART IS HARD Contemporary Festival.

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No 1 @ ATHENS VOICE 2011

No 1 @ ATHENS VOICE AWARDS 2011
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER of the year 2011,for the COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)
exhibition @ ATHENS VOICE Awards 2011.

http://www.athensvoice.gr/the-paper/article/375/2011-athens-voice-choice

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THE ARTIST @ EXOSTIS MAGAZINE COVER

THE ARTIST @ EXOSTIS MAGAZINE COVER
Cover on the Christmas issue of EXOSTIS magazine,based on the film THE ARTIST.

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ FENAFRESH STORE

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ FENAFRESH
A small part of the COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) exhibition,
hosted at FENAFRESH concept store for Christmas time.

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MELISSES GALLERY

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MELISSES GALLERY
Parts of COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) series @ MELISSES GALLERY.

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NIKOS RAKKAS @ CHEAPART / CAMP

NIKOS RAKKAS @ CHEAPART / CAMP
Participation @ CHEAPART group show @ CAMP art space in Athens.

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MARMELADA PROJECT

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ MARMELADA PROJECT
Common...postcards & pins made especially for MARMELADA PROJECT.
 

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COMMON...CHILDREN (LIKE YOU) @ TOSS GALLERY & LA DOZE

COMMON...CHILDREN (LIKE YOU) @ TOSS GALLERY & LA DOZE
Little common people... at the special private view of the COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)
exhibition for children @ TOSS gallery & LA DOZE!

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COMMON...CHILDREN (LIKE YOU) @ TOSS GALLERY

COMMON...CHILDREN (LIKE YOU) @ TOSS GALLERY!
A private view for children of the COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU)
photography exhibition @ TOSS GALLERY.

 

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COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) / CURATED BY DR.SANIA PAPA

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) / CURATED BY DR.SANIA PAPA
Text about COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) exhibition
by DR. SANIA PAPA (Art Historian Professor)

For the last two centuries, photography has been considered to be another form of art, and it claims the definition of been unique. By the 1980′s the biggest museums of modern art as well as many galleries, enter photography in the same level as painting and sculpture. 

From Nan Goldin to Dennis Adams, and Cindy Sherman to David La Chapelle, the photography changes perspective, attitude and direction.
In a fast paced and over repeating era of massive production of the digital image, Rakkas tames the game. Using the Playmobil figures from his vast personal collection, he creates the scenery of an every day routine, in order to meet a new perspective, almost a metaphysical escape.
The photographer breaks the scales of this game in outdoor public spaces, and recreates incidents and situations which are very much dreamy, poetic and playful. 
Rakkas’s fantastical world, with his personal innocence, references Phillip Jacquier, who last year exhibited a picture of small dolls painted over with gouache, on a post card measuring 9x13cm.
Nikos Rakkas adapts his maniac obsession (collector playmobil figures) and over exposes the figures in their domestic dimension, in a daily routine and in nature. These directed micro-sceneries constantly crisscross two worlds and perceived spontaneous moments, stereotypes and “idyllic” images. The game often seems simple but with unexpected and unforeseen parameters.
The game also alternates and meets this spontaneous fantastical obsession, anticipating the sense of undefinable metaphysics.

 DR.SANIA PAPA (ART HISTORIAN PROFESSOR)

 

COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) @ TOSS GALLERY

COMMON PEOPLE LIKE YOU @ TOSS GALLERY
Poster for COMMON PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) Photography exhibition @ TOSS Gallery
by STEFANOS POTAMIDIS & NIKOS RAKKAS.

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