“I usually paint and draw faces in an abstract way using pencil, charcoal and chalk on paper. I chose this manner of expression because I believe that it represents the fundamental conflict; black and white, the empty space and the complete, to move and to stop.”
Born 1976 in Athens, Greek contemporary artist George Androutsos studied Painting at School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), and Physics at AUTh. He holds Master Degree (MA) in History of Philosophy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is currently working on his PhD in Aesthetics at the NTUA.
He has written articles in journals (electronics and literature) and has participated in philosophy conferences (10th Congress of Philosophy of Science, Hellenic Society of Philosophy - Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Panhellenic SCA Conference "Aesthetics and Ethics", TEI of Athens 2015).
Androutsos has been working for several years as a substitute teacher in primary education. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and SKETVE, and has participated in the international Neutral-Ism movement (Francesco Perili). Androutsos has shown in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Czech Rep. FYROM, etc.) and has had three solo exhibitions in Greece and France. His work has been presented in various sites and magazines. His works adorn the deck of the Greek television series ‘The House of Emma’. His work has been selected by international jury at the International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2014 Czech Rep., and the Osten Biennial of Drawing 2016 Skopia.
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