Born in Athens Greece, Aristides Balanos grew up beside the sea.
Raised by an artist, he began exploring different media at an early age. With his focus on industrial design he received a degree in Engineering in 1988. After working in design in Berlin and Paris he returned to Greece in 1995. There on the island of Santorini his childhood foundation in art history, great love of the sea and formal training in engineering found expression on canvas. Inspired by the powerful currents of the Aegean and the shifting winds his dramatic seascapes and majestic ships are a testament to the enduring relationship of humans with the sea.
For many years he exhibited his work in Santorini and Athens at Psychi Galleries. He then lived and worked in Montreal, Canada for several years.
Aristides Balanos currently lives and works in Provence, France.