Vrettos Spyridon was born in Athens in 1980. From a very early age he seemed to be fascinated with painting and in the first grades of primary school he tried to capture his own images in three-dimensional form. This inclination to capture three-dimensional images from his youth, led him to get a Civil Engineering degree in London with postgraduate studies in steel structures. While studying he spent his leisure time with amateur astronomy – astrophysics and painting, with a strong interest in the biblical texts of early Christian Orthodoxy.
After he returned from his studies in London he began his career as a civil engineer. At the same time he began to paint and capture images that are largely symbolic. At that time he noticed that there was great concern on the part of scientists about a possible impact of a meteorite on Earth. Through his own observations and his strong faith in God, he decided to express his concerns through his paintings.
He held his first solo exhibition in Athens at the Spyropouleio N. Psychiko spiritual center, where he received positive feedback.
Seeing the works of the painter Spyros Vrettos, I want to emphasize the specificity that characterizes the subject matter of works of a single presentation.
Spyros Vrettos revealed through his works the need for internal expression outwardly of the psyche. His works are reflections, experiences, reading scriptures and comments captured on canvas.
The work itself shows the author's struggle with the inorganic nature of the plasticity of form that rises from a depth which plays the operative role. Color is everywhere, not provocative, shouting, standing in our time, but with the days under the traditional colors of the transitional stages that raise rates in a soft crescendo in areas of interest selection panel, like a color music scale keeping harmony in shapes, forms and volumes always with a dialectical relationship in depth and perspective.
This "script" remains an eternal recurrence and through its changes. Standard searches great new expressive tones, possessed by the holy rage of the sensitivity of the artist's obsessions remain as in the whole project.
Spyridon Vrettos proves with his work, in the most peerless performance, that there are no formulas in art. The same seems apropos a traditional virtual table and a modern abstract. What both the one and the other must have are the breath of creation.
Search inspires his paintings. One guesses the agonizing concern, always in low tones to find suitable color combinations to give volume and rhythm.
Giannis Zografakis, Art Historian
The paintings of Spyros Vrettos observe how the author expressed his own special way, associated with nature, space, religion and phenomena. It gives its own meaning and processes symbols. Not copies, but filters and formats with a personal style after a strenuous research process.
Experimented on human values - respect for nature, the meaning of the religion of hope and the power of the man himself - the formats and inducements in a very special way.
The art is offered for multi-level reading. What the artist tries to seize is not the object, but the spirit and soul. If some messages continue to be incomprehensible we must remember that “the project does not ‘tell’ all the time” but they also contain meanings that are perceived through each of our own experiences and our own problems.
The dark background is highly symbolic. This color of fear of the unknown calls us to reconcile the concerns of life without losing optimism, and to be happy about it.
Beyond a romantic trap, the artist expresses all the trends of joy or sorrow with an inner expression that always comes to the unknown that surrounds us.
Dimitra Sarri, Art Historian