Aris Raissis was born in Cairo in 1962 and is of Greek origin. He studied at The Chelsea School of Fine Art and The Byam Shaw School of Fine Art and graduated in 1985. During his years at art college he concentrated on figurative painting, portraiture and still-life. From early on, the artist’s aim has always been to reinstate the techniques of the Old Masters, whilst at the same time, selecting contemporary subject matter. His fascination for expressionism and realism is reflected in his work as a whole.
In 1986 he exhibited at The Royal Society Of Portrait Painters as well as in a number of prestigious London Galleries and in 1994 he was selected as one of the nine members of The British Federation of the Old Masters’ Society.
In May 1994 his painting “Women at Work” was auctioned at the London Dorchester Hotel for the sum of £25,000 and in July 1995 his commissioned portrait of H.R.H Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia was unveiled at London’s Claridges Hotel in the presence of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II and other Kings and Queens from around the world.
Aris Rassis works mostly upon commission and his paintings and drawings can be found in many reputable homes throughout the world including: Mexico, USA, Egypt, Italy, Spain and UK.