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Dimitris Koukos
Dimitris Koukos
July 1, 2006 - July 18, 2006

Virvili Square
18020 Poros Island

(+30) 697 9989 684

Opening Hours
11.00-13.00 & 19.00-23.00

About the artist

Dimitris Koukos was born in Athens in 1948. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1969 to 1974, with Nikos Nikolaou and Yannis Moralis, teachers who had an important intellectual presence in his work as well as in his life from that time on. In parallel, between 1972 to 1974, he studied scene painting under Vassilis Vassiliadis. From 1975 to 1978, he did his postgraduate studies on a scholarship granted by the EOEX at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, with Gustav Sengiers. Since 1978, he lives and works in Athens. The artist’s work can be found in private collections in the USA, France, Italy, the U.K. as well as in the National Gallery in Athens, the Pierides Art Gallery, the Vorres Museum, the Cultural Institute of the National Bank of Greece, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education in Cyprus, the ETEBA and the National Bank of Greece. He teaches at the Athens School of Fine Arts since 1983.

About the exhibition

The light of the Mediterranean, and particularly of the Greek earth and sea, has been captured and rendered in oils with great sensitivity by Dimitris Koukos. A noteworthy and charismatic artist, he rekindles his inspiration and idiom from the inside, without going against his fundamental principles. One could consider his works to be landscapes-cum-psychographs. In a semi-representational to abstract style, his works exude the atmosphere of the islands – Crete, Rhodes, Syros, Aegina, Santorini, Corfu, Patmos, Paros, Sifnos and others – that this inspired artist visits every year. He is an artist who has made his psyche one and the same with his palette and manages to capture even the most infinitesimal tone of the Greek light and atmosphere. His works are metaphysical landscapes, enduring witnesses to the Greek light.