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Dmitry Spiros is a Russian contemporary impressionist artist.

Spiros was born in Tashkent, November 11, 1971, in one of the former USSR republics. From 1998 through 2010, Spiros lived with his family in Russia, in the city of Samara. Spiros currently resides in the popular resort city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

The subjects of his paintings are mostly city scenes, genre paintings, the sea, flowers, and portraits. Most of Dmitry Spiros's paintings are created using the medium of the palette knife, oils, and acrylic paint. Spiros is constantly finding new themes, subjects and creative approaches to use.

Earlier Years

Dmitry comes from a family with Greek roots. From ancient times onward there has formed a small Greek population in the Southern part of Russia on the shores of the Black Sea.

Dmitri's parents grew up in one such Greek town on the shores of the Black sea, where Dmitry frequently vacationed in his early years, spending his time painting and drawing sketches. Throughout his childhood Spiros drew a lot, putting together exhibitions full of inspiration without difficulty, and showing a particular interest in studying the work of the French Impressionists.


Years of Education


In 1993, having completed a term of military service, Dmitry studied art, graduating with honors after 5 years. Even during Dmitri's first year in school, he set up his first exhibition and sold many works with great success. At the same time, Dmitry also taught painting and worked as a designer for the British and American tobacco giant BAT.


Dmitry proved to be a very motivated and hardworking student at the art school. Due to his academic success, Dmitry received a merit based scholarship named after P.P. Benkov, which doubled the amount of his student stipend. Working many hours a day, he acquired the knowledge and methods that later would become a foundation for his creative endeavors. While being a student and participating in many art shows, Dmitry also created paintings on buildings, thus getting experienced in the genre of monumental painting and murals, also creating decorations for city celebrations and being commissioned for numerous portrait orders.


He also participated in many art shows held in Tashkent.

Creative Years

In 2000, a new creative period started in the life of Dmitry Spiros. But the paintings he created during his first few years in Russia did not bring commercial success and often the money received from their sales were barely enough to buy new canvas and paint.

During this time period, he created a lot of work influenced by the French school, keeping his mind on artists such as Gaugin, Sisley, Monet, and also the Russian Impressionists of the IXX-XX centuries, and creating his own personal artistic language, based on his own perception of the world. On his canvases, Dmitry seemed to be molding out his shapes, following his creative plan. The master found his own signature style, his own technique, which made his paintings fully 3-dimensional and multilayered.



Personal Life

In 1992, before entering art school, Dmitry met his future wife Ana, a ceramic artist. In 2000 his daughter Elizaveta was born and in 2009 their son Mikhail was born.


 Career in Design

Between 2000 and 2005, Dmitry Spiros worked as a designer for food giant NESTLE, developing packaging for chocolates, and also doing package design for many Russian food companies. At this time Dmitry also traveled extensively in the country side, making sketches.In 2008 Spiros collaborated with major publisher AGNI to create postcards and posters. Today posters of Dmitri’s paintings decorate the walls of many hospitals, offices and trade centers in Samara. A line of souvenir products based on pictures by Spiros is being manufactured.


In the same year, Dmitry traveled in Europe, frequently on foot with an easel behind his shoulders. He painted many landscapes near the German town of Baden Baden and its surroundings. In Strasburg, he made sketches of the old town, and in the ancient towns of Croatia he worked from morning till nighttime on his art.



Different challenges frequently forced Dmitry to seek new grounds for their creative activities.

In 2011 Dmitri Spiros and his family came to Mexico and settled in Cancun, having fallen in love with the beauty of Mexican beaches, the warm Caribbean Sea and the area's rich archeological heritage. This environment, so perfect for creative work, and the diversity of its colors inspired Dmitri to spend most of the time painting.

The work of Dmitri Spiros, and his participation in several charity auctions, continue to attract more and more attention. His paintings are purchased by collectors and people who appreciate art and want to make an investment, because he is undoubtedly one of the most popular contemporary artists.

Today Spiros is one of the few artists who despite creating a lot of disputes regarding his art, is well loved and appreciated by the public. His paintings are in private collections in many countries of the world. 

Currently, the paintings of Dmitry Spiros can be seen in the gallery "Art district" in the Netherlands, with which he has a long-term cooperation. In the walls of the gallery "Caredartistes" France, you can also see the work of Dmitry.


1995- personal exhibition at the Art Academy

1996 – a collaborative exhibition “Spring”at the House of the Artists  (Tashkent)

1997 –  a group exhibition “Colors of the Summer” at the House of the Artists (Tashkent)

1998 – collaborative exhibition “Celebration of NAVRUZ at the Central House of the Artists,  Tashkent .

2000 – group exhibition “Pallette”, Samara, Russia.

2002 – May – personal exhibition at the art gallery Meridien, Samara, Russia

2005 - February - – personal exhibition at the bank Solidarity, Samara,

2005 - March - – personal exhibition at the bank  "РБР", Samara, Russia

2006 - collaborative exhibition, an art project  of the Volga Energy Company, Samara, Russia

2007 - December -  "ТЭЦ - территория искусства", an exposition of the project by Volzhsky TGK , Russia.

2008 - April – personal exhibition “Venice – ripples of water”

 2009 – August – a creative workshop and exposition at the city of Baden Baden, Germany and Stasburg, France

2010 - June  - a creative workshop while traveling in the towns of Croatia

2010 - November – participation in the Rusian-Brittish  "Charterhouse Charity Art Auction", London, England.. All the proceeds from the auction were donated to  The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust" (HART).

2011 г. - May- Participation in the Russian-Brittish charity art auction “Joy”, Samara, Ruussia. .. All the proceeds from the auction were donated to build and upgrade orphanages in the Samara region of Russia,

since 2014 - gallery "Art district"  Netherlands - permanent exhibition. 

since 2017 - permanent exebition and cooperation with gallery "Caredartistes" France.

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