The beautiful Cycladic island of Mykonos is better known for its liberal party scene and ancient history than for its contemporary art. However, these five art galleries in Mykonos make the island one of Greece’s most exciting and refreshing destinations for art lovers.
Established in the late 1990s, Minima Gallery highlights the work of both upcoming Greek and international contemporary artists. Ranging from sculptures to paintings, the exhibits here may include colourful abstract art or compelling landscape photography, meaning that Minima will appeal to a wide array of tastes and interests.
More remarkable than the painting here is the marble work, which not only is sculptural, but also has been shaped with an eye toward commercial sales. Here, there are marble fireplaces, marble tables, even marble pebbles for those looking for more upmarket gravelling. Some of the sculptural marble, however, is truly magnificent in its modern lines, creating human forms in a way that is an unexpected divergence from the Neoclassical. Mykonos Art Gallery draws artists from all over Greece to exhibit their work, so a visit here offers the best possible chance to glimpse contemporary Greek art on a grander scale.
This art gallery and auction house not only promotes contemporary art, but also works hard to market it. Founders Marina and Evangelos Kapopoulos were determined to discover and publicise new names in contemporary art, as well as support a number of local artists. The auction house has served to increase the profile of Greek art, hosting a number of events throughout the year. The styles and skills of the artists on display here are hugely varied and cater to all aesthetic tastes. Even those who aren’t able to visit the island can now experience its taste for contemporary art as Kapopoulos accepts auction bids in absentia.