"Pierre Diamantopoulo began his working life in 1974 as a corporate advertising copywriter, creating television and cinema campaigns for British Airways, Cadbury’s (a finger of fudge!), ICI, NatWest, Hewlett-Packard and many other blue-chip companies. His creativity won him international cinema and television advertising awards in New York, Cannes, Venice and London.
In 1989, Pierre turned to fine art full-time, opening his first sculpture studio in East Sussex and was elected an associate member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2000. He has undertaken a number of major sculpture commissions, probably the most notable being his 70ft long ‘Kandi Sky’ outside Middlesbrough College.
he originality and creativity which he brought to his first career shines through in his art. He has a great affinity for classical antiquity and uses this in a contemporary style in his work, creating both nobility and humour, stillness and dynamic movement in paintings and sculpture.
We have always rated his work very highly and that is why we have brought it to London as a solo exhibition. We hope that those viewing his work here will agree with us. The show will continue in our Stockbridge gallery until the end of October.
Anyway, enough from me. Let the artist and the work speak for themselves. I leave you with Diamantopoulo’s artist statement which, I think, puts it all into perspective."