ARTISTDimitris Fortsas

He studied painting from 1979 -1983.
Since 1990 he has been occupied with sculpture and design.
He has participated in many group exhibitions and has realised eight personal exhibitions.
He participated in group SYN from 1980 to 1987.

The works of the first and second period consist mainly of austere geometrical forms.
They date from the beginnings of 90s till today. The works focus on the power of the nature.
The works of the first period, through their composition, which develops around their core, highlight the inner force of things, which spreads outward, changing the initial form to another entity

The works of the second period are an organic continuation of the previous work .
The idea of the inner force and transmutation is accomplished by the idea of the creation of the world. These works treat ideas such as the dialogue between opposites (empty- complete, small-big, identical- different), the relation between male-female, fertility and reproduction and the perpetual life circle.

Dimitris Fortsas was born in 1957 in Greece.

Dimitris Fortsas was born in 1957 in Greece.

He studied painting from 1979 -1983.
Since 1990 he has been occupied with sculpture and design. He has participated in many group exhibitions and has realised eight personal exhibitions. He participated in group SYN from 1980 to 1987.

The works of the first and second period consist mainly of austere geometrical forms.
They date from the beginnings of 90s till today. The works focus on the power of the nature.
The works of the first period, through their composition, which develops around their core, highlight the inner force of things, which spreads outward, changing the initial form to another entity

The works of the second period are an organic continuation of the previous work .
The idea of the inner force and transmutation is accomplished by the idea of the creation of the world. These works treat ideas such as the dialogue between opposites (empty- complete, small-big, identical- different), the relation between male-female, fertility and reproduction and the perpetual life circle.

Group Exhibitions (selectively)
2011 Art-Athina, International art fair, Artower gallery
2010 «Topomnimia» one place three stories» Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, Xanthi
2010 «Sculptures in the garden », Botanical gardens in Kefalonia (cur. B. Papadopoulou)
2010 «art winds» Nautical club Vouliagmeni, organization ARTOWER
2007 Art-Athina, International art fair, Π.37 Art Gallery
2005 «Dialogues», Π.37 Art Gallery, Athens
2004 «Searching for the Olympic Idea», Athens Municipal Gallery
2003 «Art Roads 2003», Metaksourgeio Cultural Center, N. Ionia Magnesia
1997 «Color: light poetry», Cyclades Art Gallery, Ermoupoli
1997 «Colour: light poetry», Athens Municipal Center
1997 «Oikotopia IX», Gazi, Athens
1997 «Contemporary Thracian Painters», Stoa bibliou
1994 «Aegean-Cyprus», Cyclades Art Gallery, Ermoupoli
1993 «New acquisition of Municipal Art Gallery», Athens Municipal Gallery
1992 «For N. Perantinos Museum», Paros
1992 «25 Painters exhibit», Bouliagmeni Municipality
1990 «Pornographies?», Dada Gallery, Athens
1987 «Musical Athens», Athens Municipal Art Center
1987 «Pan-Hellenic Art Exhibition», ΟΛΠ Peiraias
1987 «Athens Visual Arts», Athens Municipal Art Center

Personal Exhibitions
2008 «Ellinon Archipelagos », Skiathos
2007 Π.37 Art Gallery, Athens
2000 Zakynthos Art Gallery
1994 Kalamata Municipal Cultural Center
1993 Titanium Gallery, Athens
1991 Gallery 4, Volos
1988 Kreonidis Gallery, Athens
1984 SYN Hall, Athens
1982 SYN Hall, Athens

Works in public places
2010 Sculpture at Municipal Hall, Thessaloniki 2010, 1st award
2004 Sculpture in Attiki Station, Athens
2004 Sculpture in N. Ionia, Park Volos
2001 Sculpture in Prilep, FYROM (Sculpture Symposium)
1997 Decorative Painting of Apollo Theater, Ermoupoli

Awards-Distinctions
2010 1ο award for Sculpture at Municipal Hall, Thessaloniki cooperation with Anamorphosis architect
2003 1ο award for Sculpture at Attiki Station, Athens
1988 1ο award for fresco model by the Municipality of Athens