Our next Featured Artist for CCC16 is talented illustrator and animator Stefanos Papadatos!
Stefanos Papadatos (aka Esteban) was born in Athens and he is originally from Lixouri, Kefalonia. Stefanos studied Architecture at the University of Thessaly and since 2001 has participated in numerous architectural design projects and competitions, interior design of commercial spaces, installations and industrial products. He has collaborated with a wide range of companies such as Coca Cola, Mercedes Benz, Altria Group (Phillip Morris – Marlboro – Chesterfield), Johnnie Walker, Cosmote, Hellenic American Union, Wind hellas, The Mall Athens, ANT1 group and Notos gallery home.
Raised with Don Lawrence’s Storm and Brian Bolland’s Camelot 3000 he is actively involved in illustration and concept art for video games. Having always been fascinated by both architecture and animated technology he specialised in 2D -3D design and animation. He has developed special effects for short films and music videos and has also participated in Comic and video art festivals.
He is best known for “The End of Austerity”, an illustration about the Eurogroup meeting on February 11th in Berlin, concerning the Greek financial crisis. The poster went viral and appeared in several websites, blogs, magazines, newspapers and TV networks in Greece and abroad, such as Business Insider and Bloomberg Television. Stefanos lives and works in Athens, hoping for world peace and demilitarization.