Aris Kolokontes is a freelance sculptor and creature designer based in Athens, Greece.
His fascination with monsters, make-up, and creature FX began with films he saw in his childhood such as Alien, King Kong, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. At the age of 16, he started experimenting with clay, while working non-art related day jobs for a living. In 2008, Aris decided to focus exclusively on his hobby and become a professional sculptor.
Initially he published his works on internet forums and in social networks. His first commercial job was for the UK based Millennium FX on Doctor Who and Torchwood TV series. Since then, he worked as a sculptor on such film projects as Spanish horror Blind Alley at Plan 9 FX, The Hobbit trilogy at Weta Workshop in New Zealand, as well as Victor Frankenstein and latest installment of the Alien franchise — Alien Covenant, for 20th Century Fox.
In 2012 he ran a first live-action sculpting course at Zero SFX in Barcelona, Spain. In his free time, he works on his own original sculptures.