Tasos Missouras was born in Larissa. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1981 to 1986 with Yannis Moralis and Dimitris Mytaras as his tutors, graduating with honours and with scholarships for all years of study. In 1987 he won a French state higher education scholarship (C.R.O.U.S.) to study at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (1987-1991) under the tutelage of Leonardo Cremonini and in 1988 he received a Greek State Scholarships Foundation grant to pursue his studies at the Parisian École nationale supérieure des Arts decoratifs. He presented his first solo exhibition in 1991 in Athens, while since 1985 he participated in group exhibitions. This was followed by a series of other solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
Expressionist writing combined with a symbolic and metaphysical dimension characterize his work. What makes Tassos Missouras’ paintings interesting is the disturbance they cause, combining the oneiric, the chimerical, the symbolic volumes, dimensions and planes, challenging the viewer’s gaze and suggesting that his work is neither a depiction of reality nor a dreamlike vision, but a visual and mental mechanism generating images to upset rather than captivate and fascinate us.
He lives and works in Athens.
2018 Alma Contemporary Art Gallery• Athens
2017 Fluid Frames • Evripides Art Gallery• Athens
2015 Swab Art Fair 2015• Barcelona• (Alma Contemporary Art Gallery)
2006 Hof & Huyser Gallery• Amsterdam
2006 Dream Navigator • Retrospective exhibition• Frissiras Museum• Athens
1997 Fondation L’Estrée• Ropraz
1996 Terracotta Art Gallery (TinT Gallery)• Thessaloniki
1995 Athens Art Gallery• Athens
1991 Athens Art Gallery• Athens