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Michel Devanakis


Contemporary figurative Art

Michel Devanakis art, portfolio, paintings, illustration, portrait, landscape


To download my Resume in 3 languages (English, French and Greek) please click on the link bellow.



Disco Never Died!

DiscoNeverDied image jpg people dancing

Oil on canvas
Size: 100x80cm | 39,4’’x31,5’’
Some will argue that it did die. I believe that it evolved. If you have any doubts, go play “YMCA” to a crowd and watch what happens. The eighties were funky, groovy and colorful.

This past summer, the mood was festive as we celebrated the end of the lockdowns. The weather was perfect, friends kept coming, drinks were cold, music played loud. At one point, YMCA, Born to be alive and a few other “oldies” made a noisy entrance. Nostalgia kicked in. The rest is history...

This painting is dedicated to that generation of crazy and happy people who, until today, is “Staying Alive”...

Various oil painting works by Michel Devanakis

As with most "restless"artists, my art has evolved quite a bit during the years. Although I still cherish the realistic drawings, I went from a classic approach to a more colorful and contemporary style. Figurative paintings that are giving me the opportunity to explore and entertain my curiosity while creating. To me, Art is joy.

To see a sample of my works, take a look at the Gallery section of this site.

Unfortunately I still miss a lot of paintings that were sold some years ago as I did not took pictures of them to keep on my portfolio. I was quite careless at that time and traveled a lot.

If you happen to own any of these early works, please get in touch with me, as I would love to hear from you, and have some pictures of these "lost" paintings!

Image of brushes and colors for the blog

You will learn a lot about me and my news if you go to the Blog section of this site. Further more, it will give you a better insight on some paintings, my process and other things that cannot be analyzed in the gallery section.

Photo of artist Michel Devanakis for the contact section



Promitheos 21

P.O.Box 947

190 07 Marathonas, Greece

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