Dimitris Koskinas was born and resides in Athens. He studied Graphic Design and then continued his studies in London where he earned a BA in Design and a Master in 3d Animation.
Dimitris is a professional painter registered with the Hellenic Chamber of Fine Arts, with exhibitions in several countries, and his work has been featured by the BBC. He has worked for many advertising agencies and publishers as an illustrator and graphic designer. Furthermore, he has had the role of Lead Artist at the legendary game “Theseis” and has taught Graphic Design in private institutions.
In 2012 Dimitris became a resident artist at the Arnon Art Gallery, in Bologna, Italy. Since that, his permanent exhibition in Bologna has pushed his fame and recognition far beyond the borders of his home country. His technique and the originality of his style are very admired by the art crowd of Bologna.
Since the year 2013, Dimitris has been working exclusively as a painter and comic artist. His technique is based on the traditional ink wash style of the renaissance, using only black ink. Dimitris enjoys reading comics, is a movie fanatic and loves taking long walks at the Acropolis of Athens.
Dimitris’ favorite media for his painting, is Ink. Depending on the effect he wishes to achieve, he either applies it on premium 100% cotton paper or uses it with less absorbative surfaces. Ink is favored for themes such as portraits and fine art nudes. Dimitris begun to work in his personal ink based style in the late 90’s, and over the years his painting evolved and became from abstract to more illustrative. In Italy his ink painting style is considered extremely original and unique, and it was appraised by the art critics who visited the openings of his latest exhibition in Bologna.
When Dimitris works in color, his preferred paint media is Winsor Newton watercolor on 100% cotton paper. The themes he enjoys working in color, are fantasy themes inspired be the work of R.E.Howard. During his latest exhibition, there was a demand for watercolor fine art nudes. That sounded very appealing to Dimitris. In the future he intends to work on a series of such pieces as well as a new series of Bologna Cityscapes. Working with watercolor gives beautiful bright colors that can not be reproduced by conventional printing techniques or displayed correctly in a digital image. In order to see the actual colors one has to see the art in person.
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