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"In Brazil he was rich as child - poor throughout teenage - and then worked his way around the world any way he could. While Brazil was his home territory, his family's ethnic roots were Greco-Phoenician and on his travels, his soul responded to the ancient philosophies of Greece and the Eastern cultures.


From the age of eleven, D'Anestis a independent and often stubborn child, knew he wanted to paint. At 21, he exchanged family responsibilities for his boyhood dream of going to Florence and studying the art of Michael Angelo and his contemporary Renaissance painters.His subsequent travels to the Island of Samos reconnected him to his Greek heritage and opened his soul to the timeless beauty of life's fulfillment through cosmic love. Monks in Tibet and teachers of ancient wisdom in India and Egypt advanced his soul's journey beyond the material and set him upon his quest for the essence of galactic unity. This sense of universal melding transports the dazzling light of tomorrow's visions onto his canvas while he paints – at his ranch in Minas Gerais, Brazil or at his studio in Vevey, Switzerland.


He has also collaborated with Jules Dassin, husband of the late, Greek Minister of Culture, Melina Mercouri, in his attempt to continue her work in retrieving for Grecce, Parthenon treasures such as the Elgin Marbles with the support of Unesco, D'Anestis created his own artistic representations of the lost treasures in a book which is being distributed to gain support for their return. "


  • Sky II

    Sky II

    by Danestis

  • A Partida

    A Partida

    by Danestis

  • Voyage a Itaca

    Voyage a Itaca

    by Danestis

  • Homage a Bacus

    Homage a Bacus

    by Danestis

  • Montanha Azul

    Montanha Azul

    by Danestis

  • Untitled


    by Danestis

  • Voyages a Ixtlan I

    Voyages a Ixtlan I

    by Danestis

  • Voyages a Ixtlan II

    Voyages a Ixtlan II

    by Danestis

  • Voyage I

    Voyage I

    by Danestis

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Selected Exhibitions

  • 3eme Salon d'Art Contemporain

    St. Gervais - France, 2012

  • Dep.Of Culture-Abu-Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, 2010

  • Galerie Eduard Roch-Ballens

    Switzerland, 2007

  • Galeria Patricia Costa

    Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, 2006

  • Art-Forum-Montreux

    Montreux - Switzerland, 2005

  • Centro Cultural Bernardo Mascarenhas

    Minas Gerais - Brazil, 2005

  • Galerie de Grancy

    Lausanne - Switzerland, 2004

  • Foire du Livre-Editions Latour

    Geneva - Switzerland, 2003

  • Louis Aronow Gallery

    San Francisco - USA, 2001

  • Galeria Praxis

    Buenos Aires - Argentina, 2000

  • Galeria Toulouse

    Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, 1999

  • Galeria Portal

    Sao Paulo - Brazil, 1999