Manolis Angelakis (b.1981), aka tind, lives and works in Athens, Greece, and studied at Vakalo School of Art and Design. Manolis uses a plethora of materials, and new and old methods, specifically in the field of silkscreen-printing. Although he was trained as a graphic designer, his knowledge as a printer stems from working as his father’s apprentice from a very early age. They currently share their working studio and learn different aspects of the trade from one another. Manolis has also worked as set designer in several films such as A touch of Spice and Uranya; under the patronage of the Greek Graphic Designers Association, Manolis has produced and taught master printer/silkscreen workshops; and his work has been recognized by the Greek Graphic Design Awards. He is currently working on his project Error is Superior to Art, that attempts to redirect the public’s view and awareness to the value of printing errors and the magnificence intrinsic in them.
Manolis visited apexart from Athens, Greece, from April 24- May 24, 2012. He was recommended by Blanka Amezkua, a visual artist based in Athens. See his Resident Page for more information.