New York, NY.- The Greek artist Rania Mesiskli brings the theatricality of her profession in the entertaining industry as a singer, producing vivid, dynamic works evoking spectacle and provoking the imagination to dream of the impossible. Great part of her life belongs to a world where everything is possible, where, what you consider to be impossibility, and the ones you consider to be non pragmatic. Her figures voluptuously overflow onto the canvas with a strong sense of star-power and glittering stage presence. The tenacity and dynamism in her works openly suggests that the artist may well be imagining herself in the compositions.
Rania Mesiskli is self-taught. She possesses a meticulous brushwork, a keen eye for color, and a wonderful sense of composition. Her works are entrancingly graceful and alluringly rich in detail, and her controlled technique allows her to capture thought and emotion. She is perpetually probing into the arcane of parameters of her own mind as an artist as well as that of the external world. Rania: “I’m seeking to stimulate and uplift the human spirit with an exciting sense of artful energy and joie de vivre. Ballets, circus images, theatrical plays and glamour fashion captured at the height of their performances. At the heart of the show business lies the moment, that instant in which dream and discipline meet. People use strength, daring and artistry to overcome even for a moment, human limitations. My artwork is dedicated to all the people”.
Rania Mesiskli holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Theology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and she is a mother of two boys. She is an accomplished performer, winner of a singing competition in Greece ( Legend Recordings ), and a correspondent of the Greek Overseas Press (E.A.E.T.E.). Her work has been exhibited throughout New York City.
“The important thing in life is not victory but combat, it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well”, said Pierre de Coubertin, French Educator who was primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. Antonios Loupakis is such an athlete. The Gymnastics Champion began his career as a Greco-Roman Wrestler. He was a champion of Greece from 1957-1960. Loupakis was part of the Olympic Team that went to Japan in the 1964 Olympics. He later embarked on a spectacular career in Aerobics and Karate. He holds a sixth degree Black belt. He is a Grandmaster in Taekwondo. Aerobics is his primary interest, having performed in some of the most popular European circuses. Mr. Loupakis is a Master 6 Dan Black Belt.
He was honored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Olympic Flame Festivals of June 19, 2004 at Athens Square in Astoria, New York. He was one of the torch bearers of the Olympic Flame through New York City. His school, THE LOUPAKIS MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS CENTER is the recipient of over 30 Gold medals in the Pan-American Competitions. His Academy was first place winner and World Champions at Las Vegas in 2003, 2004 and 2005. His family group of Harry ( 15 Gold Medals, U.N. Champion Karate Greek Champion Gymnastics ), Peter ( 6 Gold Medals, U.S. Champion Karate Junior Olympic Team Gymnastics ), Costas ( 5 Gold Medals, U.S. Champion Karate, Dr. Physical Education ), Aspasia and Aphrodite Loupakis have amazed international audiences. On December 1-3, 2006, his Academy won the National Talent Competition in Bridgewater, New Jersey. They won first place and High Gold.
At the reception of her solo exhibition in Times Square, Rania Mesiskli decided to showcase never-before-seen skills and talent, to impress with a sense of thrills and wonder, and to share the proud history passed down from the World Champion Tony Loupakis that makes the reception of the exhibition unlike any other experience.
LOUPAKIS ASTORIA, N.Y.