Platon H. was born in Paris in 1950. He comes from a three generations artistic family and was brought up in French and Greek cultural and intellectual milieus. In the circles where his parents (an architect and an archaeologist) moved in, he grew up among artists of different nationalities who were living and working in Paris and Athens between 1950 and 1970. All these people surrounded Platon H. from an early age with their ideas and creativity, shaping his personality and art. Without him realizing it at the time, they were his teachers along with his father who taught him how to ‘use his hands’ and made him familiar with construction and building materials. As a regular visitor to the French Archaeological School in Greece he became familiar with ancient walls assemblage, mosaics, floors and with aesthetics in general.
Using timeless organic media. Platon H. directs our attention to natural materials that we usually take for granted and pass by without noticing. In this way he creates a strong link between the past and the present, giving life to “nature morte” not by trying to imitate Nature, but by revealing its contemporary abstract aspects in it.