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 art world. 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 writing as well, 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 large 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 and with soul, you create culture”.