*1967 Kalamata/Greece – lives in Berlin
Dimitris Tzamouranis is a painter in the classic sense of the word. His representational paintings are testament to his outstanding artisanal abilities. He paints on large-format canvases, which he primes traditionally in multiple layers, or on copper plates in small formats. His world of motifs also follows the traces of art history back through many past centuries. Nevertheless, his art is exceptionally contemporary, blending the present with traditional content, techniques, and themes. Tzamouranis is as interested in current social and political topics as he is in interpersonal encounters and individual dispositions.
13 June – 27 July 2014
Dimitris Tzamouranis is a figurative painter, a figurative realist who applies glazed oil paint on copper, wood or canvas in an old-masterly manner. The artist, who was born in Greece in 1967, draws the inspiration for his painting from the history of art, time and culture. He finds rich models in Christian iconography as well as in Greek mythology or the pagan goings-on of a jesters’ meeting.