Every single painting by Melissinos seems like a stage where Greek mythology, and The Theatre Of The Absurd meet with Latin American or African performers to tell stories or sing passionate songs about happiness, sorrows and loves lost or found.
They relate the exploits of legendary or unknown -but nevertheless- very important heroes or heroines. Some times the protagonist is a slice of watermelon, a chair, a table, a cactus, a palm tree, some written words and so on… everyone and everything gets an equal opportunity on the Melissinos “stage”.
They are all important because they are all part of life. And Life is what his art is about. The colors, the sounds, the scents, the six senses and the feelings of life are all present all the time.
The range of Melissinos’ art varies from sketches and drawings to paintings on canvas or three-dimensional painted assemblages, jewelry, wearable art, poetry, plays, as well as set and costume design. He also writes music and lyrics for the plays he writes and which he produces whenever his need to communicate with a live audience is urgent.
You can either buy the sandals in person, at the store, (so that Mr. Melissinos adjust them perfectly to your feet) or through a friend or relative, visiting Athens, (make sure they’ve got your right measurements).
Our designs are unisex and the sandals are hand made from start to finish.
We use high quality calf leathers from Northern Greece that are tanned in the tanneries of the island of Crete.The leather has its natural marks and texture, which make every pair of sandals unique.
We also use shoe-nails and a special leather glue to bond the various parts together. The top part of the sole is made of leather and the bottom part is made of rubber. However we can also make sandals with both parts of the sole in leather (they’re more slippery though) and in this case there is an extra charge of 5.00euros per pair.
Our leather sandals get a beautiful dark colour as time goes by; they also get the shape of the foot since natural leather always stretches out.