Kostas Rigoulis – Tsigris was born in Megara, Athens in 1954. He began his studies at the Mathematics Department of the University of Athens but his love for the painting turned him in other directions. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under D. Mytaras and P. Tetsis.
In the early years, he worked on almost all issues but mostly landscapes with performances inspired by ancient sculptures and compositions where the dominant element was the human figure with realistic representation. In the course of his work, he begins to remove the naturalistic elements and emphasizes to the structure and composition of shapes. The female figure is the dominant theme and he begins to add symbolic elements in his compositions passing to a more dreamlike world. The forms are more realistic and restores the detail as necessary element of artistic expression.
He works primarily with oils whilst he has experimented and used various materials and techniques which give greater expressiveness to the subject and enrich the composition with differentiation. Since 1991, he is teaching candidates for the entrance examinations of the Fine Arts and Architecture schools.