Eleni Kolaitou

Eleni Kolaitou

Eleni Kolaitou, a highly lauded Greek sculptor, consistently arouses the visitor’s aesthetic interest and awareness through her sophisticated creations in bronze, ceramic and gold. Also, in collaboration with Katonas Asimis, she contributed to the architectural design and creation of the AK Art Foundation.

In her sculptures, the classical forms meet modernism head on through a personal conception of plasticity and the harmonious marriage between different elements.

Eleni Kolaitou was born in Cephalonia.  She studied Sculpture and Ceramics on a scholarship at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Later, while seeking new artistic forms of expression, she delved into the techniques of creating metal jewelry. Selecting gold as a material of extraordinary properties, and utilizing the infinite range of colour afforded by precious stones, she is a jewelry maker famous for the finesse and timelessness of her works. 

In our days, it is a rare and unexpected pleasure to taste the fruits of the labour of a sculptor whose artistic perception is deeply rooted in sculpture’s classical principles, which infuse her work with true substance and meaning. Beyond the contemporary essence of her creations, Eleni Kolaitou demonstrates a profound understanding of the distinct elements present in her works and forges relationships of harmony between them. Her extensive experience has allowed her to develop her own codes, which are founded on the classical notions of plasticity and harmony in sculpture. Thus, the sculpted form acquires immense power and simplicity, and this is what renders the artist’s creations so imaginative; her insistence on enduring standards of proportionality. For this reason, her works illuminate a solid perception of the essence of things, as well as the priceless and classic nature of aesthetic beauty.

Her works grace collections around the world, and she is highly valued as a very important representative of the Greek fine arts. Her large scale creations are located at the AK Art Foundation exterior space, where the visitor can also enjoy her world-renowned 22-carat gold handmade jewelry collection. Each piece of this collection is an exclusive creation, designed and handcrafted individually by the artist herself.

AK Galleries Exhibitions

    • Clay hollow vase, painted with contrasting dark blue and light brown streaks, by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery, AK, Santorini Greece.
    Ceramic Form
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Clay
    36x24x15cm
    2015
    • Abstract Bent Corpus Right Side
    • Abstract Bent Corpus Face
    • Abstract Bent Corpus Left Side
    Abstract Corpus Bent
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    xxx
    2015
    • Two scultpted birds representing eros, sculpted by Greek contemporary artist, Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery Asimis, in Santorini
    • Two scultpted birds representing eros, sculpted by Greek contemporary artist, Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery Asimis, in Santorini
    • Two scultpted birds representing eros, captured from birds eye view, as seen in a Greek art gallery in Santorini, called Asimis
    Eros
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Clay
    42x40x32cm, Edition of 25 (Bronze Cast)
    2014
    • Clay bowl with intricately painted streaks using different shades of blue crystal in the interior of the bowl representing land and water, by contemporary Greek artist Eleni Kolaitou
    Island
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Clay
    42x15x12cm
    2013
    • Gold butterfly broach with a long pointed tail, made by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery, AK in Santorini
    Butterfly
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Gold
    7x5cm
    2013
    • Bronze bird sculpture with intricate tale details, sculpted by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou, of Asimis art gallery
    Bird
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    19x10x7cm
    2013
    • Gold ring twig shaped with fresh water pearls, produced by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou, AK Galleries, Santorini.
    Twig Ring
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Gold
    2013
    • Necklace made of gold dragonflies, made by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery, AK in Santorini
    Dragonflies Neclace
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Gold
    2012
    • Gold necklace with two long jagged gold pendants by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery, AK in Santorini
    Necklace
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Gold
    2012
    • Bronze fish sculpture sculpted in motion, as seen in Greek art gallery AK Santorini, Greece, by contemporary Greek artist Eleni Kolaitou
    Fish
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    53x19x7cm
    2012
    • Bronze fish sculpture sculted in motion, as seen in Greek art gallery AK Santorini, Greece, by contemporary Greek artist Eleni Kolaitou
    Fish
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    51x20x12cm
    2012
    • Large hollow ceramic form painted with contrasting blue and brown colours, displayed in a Greek art gallery in Santorini called AK
    Ceramic Form
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Clay
    32x320x20cm
    2012
    • Flat laying marble sculpture as seen in Greek art gallery, Asimis in Santorini, sculpted by Greek contemporary Greek artist Eleni Kolaitou
    Nude Female Body Facing Up
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    52x25x15cm, Edition of 18
    2012
    • Bronze sculpture of a bird , by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou, of the Greek art gallery, Asimis in Santorini
    Bird
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    38x16x14cm, Edition of 18
    2012
    • Gold broach, made by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery, AK in Santorini
    Ribbon
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Gold
    9x3cm
    2012
    • Bronze sculptures of two birds, by Greek contemporary artist, Eleni Kolaitou
    Birds
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Bronze
    38x16x14cm, Edition of 18
    2012
    • Long clay sculpture with intended cracks and bronze figure, sculpted by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of Greek art gallery Asimis, in Santorini
    Landscape With Human Figure
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Clay
    65x22x10cm
    2012
    • Gold butterfly broach with a long pointed tail, made by Greek contemporary artist Eleni Kolaitou of the Greek art gallery, AK in Santorini
    Butterfly
    Eleni Kolaitou
    Gold
    9x5cm
    2012