Panos Balomenos

Panos Balomenos

who are you?

I’m a Greek visual artist living in Helsinki. I have studied in Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, in Städelschule – Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt and in The Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki where I made my masters degree in 2005.

what do you teach in Maa?
I have a course in painting at Maa.

what is the role of an artist in today’s world?
The role of an artist is to challenge peoples minds on the essential questions in life such as philosophy and/or politics.

what is best/most interesting/loveliest little thing about teaching in Maa?
The best thing in Maa that is related to the teaching is the poetic ferry trip from the mainland to Suomenlinna. It is like a spiritual pause from everyday into a beauty.