Ioannis Maidanos was born in Lesvos island, Greece. He studied in Polytechic University of Patras, where he also attended painting and collage lessons in studios of Fine Arts. He has participated in team art exhibitions in Patras, 1982 Athens,1996 and Lesvos, 1997.
On 2006 he made his first individual collage exhibition in Lesvos-Greece with 21 collage pieces. The exhibition took place in Diavlos exhibition area. His art influences come from Dada, futurism and surrealism.
His collages - over 100 - are hand made and without any computer interfere. They are based on magazines photos composition and the result is mostly surrealistic. He mixes bodies and faces with objects and landscapes in fictional and unreal images.

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