Spiros Contoulis

Finding inspiration in nature, the animal kingdom, Ancient Greece and mythology, Spiros Contoulis began creating sculptures, with a focused interest in horses, using found objects – such as: drift wood, dried bones, plastics, cords and ropes, all of which he uncovered along different sea shores. Contoulis is interested in composing his works also by using recyclable materials – mainly metals, and, on occassion his work is soley comprised from what society trashes, finds timeworn, unwanted and unnecessary. His work has been exhibited in various locations throughout Greece, and can be found in private and public collections internationally. Contoulis was born in Larissa, Greece in 1971. He studied physiotherapy, and has lately started studying at the Hellenic Open University in the department of European Culture. He currently resides and works in Greece.