Kourouniotis paints boldly, exploring contrasts of visually engaging
swirls and loops set against a background of broad brushstrokes.
“I try to make pieces that are simultaneously energizing and
soothing,” he says, "using a combination of bright colors
with abstract city or plains settings."
Inspired by the visual
poetry of everyday life, Dimitri’s art clears the mind, as
he adds momentum to intention and emotion. Loose, confident gestural
forms are his vocabulary, giving the viewer a sense of immediacy
is about the passion of joyfully living in the present.”
Born in Athens, Greece,
1965, Dimitri Kourouniotis has lived in both Europe and the United
States. After finishing his graduate degree in business studies
in the UK he spent the next 12 years as a management consultant
and computer programmer. He currently lives in California with his
wife. Having decided to pursue the course to his true happiness,
he become a full time artist in 2001.
His influences include
Diebenkorn, Da Vinci, Kline and Zen calligraphers. His paintings
are created as he relates energy and momentum into color, intention
and emotion. He creates art with oil & charcoal on canvas.