Dimitris YEROS
Greek, born 1948

oil on canvas

signed and dated 77 lower right
69 x 49 cm


private collection, Athens

sold for 6 481.75 €

Dimitris Yeros was born in 1948. He is an artist and photographer and one of the most influential Greek artists of his generation.

He has held more than fifty solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad: in Köln, Düsseldorf, New York, Kassel, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Nicosia, Mannheim, Milan, Berlin, and elsewhere.

He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions, Biennials and Triennials in many parts of the world.

Many of his graphics have been published by leading art editors. He has illustrated books and magazines. In 1987, UNICEF chose his work The Dangers of Curiosity to print on cards for international circulation.

Lauren E. Talalay, Acting Director and Associate Curator, Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan states: "Dimitris Yeros stands as a unique figure in contemporary art. Painter, photographer, poet and performance artist, Yeros bridges these worlds with exceptional originality. He is, however, best known as a painter and photographer, creating lyrical and surreal paintings and provocative and richly textured photographs. Although he approaches these two media from different vantage points, one can detect a painterly eye in his photographs and a photographer's sensibility in his paintings. The results are beautifully crafted and arresting images that beckon the viewer to pause and contemplate the human condition."

Works by Dimitris Yeros are to be found in many private collections, galleries and museums both in Greece and abroad, inclding: The British Museum and The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The International Center of Photography in New York, The Tama Art University Museum in Tokyo.