The artist spent his childhood in the UK where he was enrolled at the age of eleven years at the Manchester High School of Art. It was here that he was introduced to a free thinking philosophy that centred around the arts. The art disciplines included, painting and drawing, music and drama and various forms of visual communication such as; screen printing, graphic design and ceramics. The other main disciple was in the written word including story telling, poetry and classical literature.
Denis left the Art School to seek employment after his father died at the early age of 39 years old of Leukemia. Denis succeeded in obtaining a Higher National Degree in design, graphics and photography which enabled him to gain entrance to the commercial world of advertising and marketing in a City Centre Agency at the the age of eighteen years old.
The artist continued to paint and draw during his private time despite moving into different sphere’s of the design, marketing and advertising industry. He finally joined a design and manufacturing company at the age of twenty four years old, his founded his own Company in 1982- This project that became widely known as Taylored Bedrooms and later as Taylored Interiors. The Company name was taken from his families surname in honour of his Father. The artist sold his Shares in his Company in 1988 to concentrate on fine Art. Having first established a studio in Greece the artist went onto New York and then the UK where he was invited to mount a solo exhibition sponsored by a UK plc organisation.
He spent one more year in the UK before returning to his Greek studio to carry out more research into new forms of visual art using oil pigments as the main medium.The artist introduced various techniques of montage, wood stains and enamel paint into his discipline.
The artist worked in Greece from 1990 and created 30 major works of art. These were exhibited in Sweden in three exhibitions where three City gallery owners invited the artist to exhibit.
Denis then created the Blue Path project which ran from 1994 to 1995. He curated and was the lead artist in two more major shows in Sweden, Art Work 1996 and Kliver UT (stepping out) 1998. After these exhibitions the artist was commissioned to lead the Swedish Government Estonia Trust Fund benefit exhibition for the Realatives and survivors of the MSS Estonia Ferry Disaster (1994) which was entitled Heart 2 Art. After H2A exhibition in 2002, Denis was diagnosed with a malignant cancer.
After experimental surgery he spent several weeks in recovery in the UK establishing a studio where he could write about his medical condition and internal conflicts that resulted from the dramatic surgical procedure. The UK studio’s location, next to a major Canal, allowed the artist to study water and create a series of paintings based on an internal examination of the workings of the human brain during clinical depression attacks and it’s effect on the ego. This series would eventually allow the artist to come to terms with a new formalised philosophy, based on a life of logic through the methodology of the Greek ancient great thinkers (i.e. Socrates). A concurrent series of work was began during an isolation period in the UK (2004) after which the artist returned to the Greece for a short period of time and then eventually returned to Sweden a permanent basis.. The artist called this period and series of work which lasted over a decade “Second Chance” in its completion in 2015.
Much of the finished work can be viewed on the VR painters TUBES gallery – Click here to view.
Denis removed to Sweden from the UK on a permanent basis in 2007, and today works and lives in Southern Sweden. Here he established a painting studio which is part of his partners home (the stables). Denis is registered as an artist and writer in Sweden. Contact Studio 5 for information and discission.