Thanassis Lalas, a man of many interests and wide artistic talent, has dedicated his life to Art, for the past 19 years. After a notable carrier as a journalist and progressive publisher, he has now chosen painting as a path to the creation of an innovative, pictorial language, which has been the result, not only of his studious interest in masterpieces, exhibited in museums around the world, but also of his close, personal contact with renowned personalities of the world of art. Placing the human being in the center of his work, he uses poetic surrealism to create a unique imagery of a fantasy world.
Lalas, through his visual art, which in many instances integrates with written speech, recounts the inner processes and diverse realities of human existence. Placing emphasis οn clear lines, he creates flat-colored surfaces, using black outlines to give us grotesque figures with waving movement and chromatic intensity, presented on big or small canvasses, on his characteristic sculptures, on restaurant tablecloths, doors, walls or any other utility object. His unique compositions are full of passion, fantasy, exuberance, irony and humor. To him, genuineness of expression is the highest artistic goal, since: “When you do things passionately, right through your soul, you create culture”.
Thanassis Lalas was born in Athens, in 19… and he is currently spending his time between Athens, Paris and Miami. He has studied Economics at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he has worked as a journalist for the most prestigious newspapers and magazines, having taken 3.500 interviews of great public interest. He is also the inspirer and creator of 33 innovative and very successful magazines. In 2003, he was awarded the “Alekos Lidorikis Award” of the University of Athens, for his journalistic contribution.
He has presented his work in many individual and collective exhibitions, in Greece, as well as abroad. Many of his creations can be found in public and private collections.
Art can transform nothingness into existence, time into eternity and Man on this earth, into a feathered bird flying in the skies… T.L.
2003 Pierides Museum, Ancient Cypriot Art, Athinais, Athens. Thanassis Lalas’ visual insight
2005 OMICRON Gallery, Nicosia. Thanassis Lalas’ visual insight
2010 Timeless Art Museum, Athinais Cultural Center, Athens. Production: “The Liberal – Pierides Museum” My world.
2013 Opera Gallery, Paris
2013 Artion Gallery, Thessaloniki. Lala’s choices
2013 Nest Gallery, Geneva. Thanassis Lalas Un monde énigmatique
2014 Artion Gallery, Thessaloniki. A celebration of colors
2014 Skoufa Gallery, Athens. Table Art
2015 Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia. An island in a sea of colors.
2017 Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti, Athens, “Heard”
Hellenic American Union, Athens video art
Participation in Art Basel, Miami, 2015
Frissiras Museum, Athens
2014 Artion Gallery, Thessaloniki. ΑRT-fleur-t”
2015 Artion Gallery, Thessaloniki. Art Bazaar
2017 Art Athina, Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti
Public and Private Collections
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
Dakis Ioannou Collection
Demetrios Kopelousos Collection
Theo Roussis Collection
Collaboration with David Bernimon Fine Art, Miami