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MATI Art Gallery

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Address: The Orthodox Cathedral Plateau, Fira 847 00, Greece
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11:00 - 23:59
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ΜΑΤΙ is the main agent for the works of visual artist Yorgos Kypris and the...

ΜΑΤΙ is the main agent for the works of visual artist Yorgos Kypris and the central venue for his exhibitions. Founded in 1990 on Santorini to promote the work of major artists, it soon became the hub of fine taste and the contemporary views on art and the local point for a broad public interested in matters of artistic expression. Today ΜΑΤΙ uses its facilities exclusively to present the oeuvre of sculptor Yorgos Kypris in the best possible way.Yorgos Kypris is an internationally acclaimed and awarded artist and has installed his works for public and private collections around the world. His artworks focus on the study of human behaviour, and the results of this behaviour to nature to other forms of life and to humanity.The gallery provides information to those who wish to know his art, and distributes printed and electronic material about the artist. It carries out studies, organizes the artist’s exhibitions, installations and projects and handles the insurance and the shipping of the works to destinations around the world.

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Beautiful jewellery and enjoyed our chat ...

My husband and I were browsing through the art galleries and stores in Fira on our last day in Santorini and came across this gallery. The jewellery in the window drew us in... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

My husband and I were browsing through the art galleries and stores in Fira on our last day in Santorini and came across this gallery. The jewellery in the window drew us in. The designs were beautiful rings of silver of gymnasts that wrap around your finger - a great memento of our time in Greece.

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Sydney Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

This art gallery has very unusual pieces, many of which feature fish but there are also some other things such as butterflies that were very attractive. Friendly, helpful staff.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a great art gallery - only wish that we could have afforded to buy some of the bronze / glass fish.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Most unusual designs and concepts. The fish theme was used in so many different ways - a larger space would probably set some of them off better

1 Thank hazelfurze
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Amazing art work . Very unique art work . For all art lovers - must see and don't miss the lower floor.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

In the center of "touristy" Fira there's a real jem- original and affordable jewelry, the "fish" art is just amazing to look at. Very friendly staff.

2 Thank Polina P
Firostefani, Greece
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

George Kypris is an amazing & talented sculpture! All his work from jewelry to grand scale sculptures are unique and captivating!

1 Thank elvironment
Rye, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Some amazing stuff in here, I wanted to buy everything but sadly no room in the cases.. We particularly loved the individual bronze fish which screw into the wall, you need about a doz to make a shoal..

2 Thank CurvyShervy
Freeport IL
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Loved the art in this gallery. Do stop in for a look. I thought the jewelry was unique and affordable. Not your everyday finds. It is located near the Atlantis Hotel if I remember correctly. Some of their fish and bird pieces are found decorating area restaurants.

1 Thank StephanienTerry
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Really unusual and well presented pieces of art. Easy to find. Prices range. Some of the larger pieces of artwork are stunning.

Thank Dryhillkate

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