Born in Athens in 1954, Miltos Pantelias studied engraving and lithography at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Art Plastiques at Paris 8 University in Paris. He lived in Paris for eleven years.
He has created works of painting, drawing and printmaking. His art is figurative with a strong human, mainly female, presence. The complex processing of the images and the attention to details emphasize the poetic dimension of his subjects and the multiplicity of concepts. Color is limited and drawing is particularly precise and perceptive, while the sense of conveyed paper fragility becomes part of his artistic style. The successive, palimpsest, like stages of surface processing allude to reconstituted memories, escalating the feeling of nostalgia and wear of time. Values of the past return renewed in a new context, connecting the teachings of art history with the present. His technical media often allude to printmaking methods, even in works of painting. He has made numerous engravings and lithographies for special numbered editions.
He has presented his artwork in thirty individual exhibitions in Greece – Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli, Naxos, Ermoupoli, Andros – and abroad in France, Cyprus, Belgium and UK and several group exhibitions and art meetings in Greece and abroad. His artwork is included in many important public and private collections in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Athens.