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Peter Agrafiotis

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Peter Agrafiotis
6 Autumn Brook Lane
Cape Neddick, Maine 03902
United States

Company Description: "Peter Agrafiotis' paintings throttle the imagination…casting an aura that at first intimidates, then beckons." Boston Magazine…
Web References
Statement/ Environment
www.peteragrafiotis.com, 5 July 2012 [cached]
Peter Agrafiotis, Painter
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Peter Agrafiotis' house
Agrafiotis' self-designed, built, and landscaped home and studio in Cape Neddick, Maine.
Peter Agrafiotis
Contact
www.peteragrafiotis.com, 9 Nov 2010 [cached]
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Photo of Artist Peter Agrafiotis and sculptural waterfall at 6 Autumn Brook Lane
Background
www.peteragrafiotis.com, 12 May 2007 [cached]
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Doghenge, three photo composite,© Peter Agrafiotis 2010
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Peter Agrafiotis was born in Manchester, NH. He attended college in Massachusetts but left after one year and moved to Southern Maine to work for a weekly newspaper. He eventually owned and ran his own humorous publication, Clue, "America's Only Vacation Magazine That's Sarcastic," which he sold in 1985 to become a full-time artist. Over the years since the seventies when he began building his home and studio near the sea he has perpetually enhanced the edifice with arches, unusual glass, trellises, waterfalls, fountains and unusual stone structures of many kinds. He still writes humorous fiction: in addition to painting and doing landscape architecture he is currently at work on a satiric novel about the art world. Peter Agrafiotis has been nominated four times for awards in painting at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Writers' Comments
www.peteragrafiotis.com [cached]
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"The light in Peter Agrafiotis' paintings seems to come from another world. Ordinary household objects are transformed by it...become numinous presences, both real and supernatural. [These paintings] are also portraits an interior landscape in the psychological sense. They tell us something about the painter; and also about ourselves. But whatever their psychological overtones, the memories they evoke in us, or the words they convey, these pictures are also remarkable as constructions of color and shape ... Agrafiotis' paintings remain original and beautiful."
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"Agrafiotis' paintings throttle the imagination. ... the art seduces mercilessly, casting an aura that at first intimidates, then beckons, and ultimately bear-hugs. '...every detail seems to vibrate with meaning.' Indeed, part of the allure of these paintings is psychological distortion."
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"Peter Agrafiotis' paintings glow, radiate, and occasionally even sing and dance in the light ... his brushwork muscular. Agrafiotis paints like he is digging or sculpting, trying to unearth something of great spiritual concern and desire."
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"[Agrafiotis' paintings] continue to be beautiful, stunning really.
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waterfall, Peter Agrafiotis, painter
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