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SPYROS MOSCHOUTIS (Greece, Athens b. 1925 / act: Athens)

Spyros Moschoutis Spyros Moschoutis was born on 19 December 1925 in Athens, Greece. He studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB (1952) and is a gradute of the Athens Conservatory (1945). In 1946-1950 he studied painting in the workshops of Asantour Baharian and Thanassis Stefopoulos. His favorite thematic references are surrealistic and metaphysical painting. His work is characterized by disparate combinations of jarring objects (such as geometrical flying patterns tied by a string) and imaginary landscapes, with an emphasis on a space seen through perspective. The human presence in his work - when present - is usually insinuated and miniscule, thus suggesting the deadend of the human condition.

Spyros Moschoutis presented the following personal exhibitions: Psycharis Art Gallery, Athens (1982); Varangis Mansion, Athens (1984); Democritos Gallery, Athens (1988); Celestial Twists, Galerie Wallberg, Zurich / Banque Populaire Suisse, Lausanne (1990, 1991); Canvases in Waiting, Democritos Gallery, Athens (1996); Athinaiko Steki Art Center, Athens (1998); On Wood, G. Karydis Art Center, Filothei (2000); Bottles, Freedom Park Art Center, Athens (2002); Olympic Games, Holargos Cultural Center (2004); CD on the Wall!, Psychiko Municipal Gallery, Athens (2007); and Hungry Supper, Thission Lofts, Athens (2011). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Dracos Art Center, Athens (1978); Athens College, Psychiko (1984); Galerie Dada, Athens (1985); Pierce College, Agia Paraskevi (1989); and Grand Prix International d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France (1992); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008).

Spyros Moschoutis is a member of Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE. He continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 09/2006]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ARTICLE Painting Forms the Greatest Part of My Life 28/04/1996 Eleftheros Typos, Athens [Greek]
ANOUSSI-ILIA, RENA Spyros Moschoutis: Bottles 2002 Freedom Park Art Center, Athens [Greek]
ALBUM Exhibition of Visual Arts in Honor of 90 Years of KKE 2008 Technopolis, Athens [Greek]

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