Christos Baloukos wanderings through the Holy Mountain grounds have
resulted in paintings that are empowering a Holy Feeling !
The plain expression, without any sophistication, strongly indicates that
whatever is represented has been actually experienced. A clear look, capturing
in a unique way the peculiarities of the natural light.
Earthly colors exchanged liberally with the blue of the sky and sea, magically
highlighting the beauty of the place.
Moments from everyday life become parts of eternity and time seems to stop, a
real visual pleasure.
Monasteries are attributed as mirrors of spirituality placed between earth and
the sky, reflecting the Divine
Irene Koutridou / Artist & Art Critic
Christos Baloukos was born in Athens, where he currently lives and works. He has studied painting, graphic design
and visual Hagiography. In 2019 Christos represented Greece in the International Art exhibition: “Diverse Civilization,
Shared Road - international Art Exhibition by Artists for Peace’’ that was part of the “Shanghai Cooperation
Organization Bishkek Summit 2019” and had received two (2) awards, by the Government of Kyrgystan & the Bejing
Cultural Exchange Center, for his painting “Iviron Monastery”. Some main features of his work is the limited palette
3 plus 2 color, painting with palette knife who creates beautiful texture and of course the fresh watercolors with color
depth. He has also participated in exhibitions in UK & Italy and his paintings can be found in museums and private
collections in various places around the world.
In 2021 was the graphic designer with the team of art-director Dimitris Katsikis for the David Cronenberg
new film "Crimes of the Future" with Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart. He also was the graphic designer
for amazon original series "Greek salad» for French television with the award-winning director Cédric Klapisch as well as in many major TV series
such as: Do not start mumbling, Yours, Our best years, Numbers etc.
1995-1998 Graphic Designer from IEK DOMH
1995-1998 Painting study with the engraver Akis Pirounidis and the painter Basilis Stavrou
1998-2000 Draw & painting study with the painter Stefos Nikolaos
2001-2005 Iconography with the artist Irene Koutridou
Training and experimentation continued with variety of workshops.
In 2019 he represented Greece at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Bishkek Summit 2019 - "Diverse Civilization, Shared Road" - International Art Exhibition by Artists for Peace where he was awarded the "Work of Excellence" for his work "Iviron Monastery".
Artworks by Christos Baloukos belong to important collections of art lovers, Greek shipowners and businessmen, museums and institutions in Greece and aboroad. Original artworks and prints also belong to Mount Athos. In 2019 the National Gallery of Kirgistan acquired paintings by Baloukos, which was given great publicity from the press especially through Christos’ interview at BHMAgazino in April 2020. In 2020 the Regency Casino Mont Parnes and the Athens Capital Hotel of Lampsa S.A enriched their collections with artworks by Christos Baloukos. He has participated in 11 auctions in
2021-22 with great success.