Tasos Chonias

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Tasos Chonias
Native nameΤάσος Χώνιας
Athens, Greece
AwardsSaatchi Gallery Competition Award Winner

Tasos Chonias (born 1974) is a Greek painter whose artwork today resides in many major private collections, institutions and galleries around the world.[1][2][3][4]


Tasos started painting at a very young age; at the age of 16 he did wall paintings at commercial and non-commercial spaces and later turned to scenography, movie-poster design and conservation of old wall paintings.[5][6] Since 2005, he has been focusing exclusively on oil paintings with themes evolving from a series of interiors to landscapes and his most recent series of cars painted against urban backgrounds.

His Interiors work is inspired by the lives of people who lived inside neoclassical buildings like the one that hosts his atelier in Kipseli. Because of his particular depiction of sun light entering the spaces, his collection of Interiors paintings is often described by art critics as presenting "the illusion of space that belongs to a different, third dimension".[6][7]

He made his first solo exhibition at the gallery "Agathi"[4] in 2006 and has taken part in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Today, his paintings are being auctioned at large auction houses across Europe such as the Bonhams of London.[1][2][8][9][10][11][12]

He is collaborating with renowned galleries across Europe. A non-exhaustive list of galleries includes:

The price range of this paintings in past auctions has been from $5,000 to $25,000.[13][14]

Honors, awards and distinctions[edit]

Tasos has received significant awards and prizes over the years.[6][15][16][17][18]

In 2011, he received the second place award among 5,777 contestants in a competition organized by the Saatchi Gallery of London.[19]

He had participated two more times before his 2011 award in Saatchi Gallery competitions where he held the 10th and 8th position respectively.[6]


His paintings are oil on canvas with typical dimensions 140 x 160 cm (55 x 63 inches) or 130 x 150 cm (51 x 59 inches).

A select set of paintings from his Interiors, Landscapes & Cars collections includes:[20][21][22] A number of online websites and art blogs have featured his work in the past.[23][24][25][26][27]


  1. ^ a b c "Tasos Chonias – Saatchi London".
  2. ^ a b "Tasos Chonias – Bonhams".
  3. ^ a b "Cyprus – Tasos Chonias Group Exhibitions 2012".
  4. ^ a b "Χώνιας Τάσος". www.agathi.gr. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  5. ^ "Tasos Chonias – Official website of painter Tasos Chonias". www.tasoschonias.com. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  6. ^ a b c d "Δεύτερος σε παγκόσμιο διαγωνισμό | EmprosNet.gr". www.emprosnet.gr. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  7. ^ "Βιογραφικά Καλλιτεχνών". www.zygosgallerie.gr. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  8. ^ "Finearts Kapopoulos – Artists". www.kapopoulosart.gr. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  9. ^ "View recent auction price results for Tassos Chonias or subscribe for 15+ years of results | Invaluable". www.invaluable.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  10. ^ "Prices and estimates of works Tassos Chonias". www.arcadja.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  11. ^ "Tasos HONIAS auction - Art auctions results - Price, and art market information by artprice.com". www.artprice.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  12. ^ "Tassos Chonias – Auction results – Artist auction records". www.askart.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  13. ^ "Tassos Chonias-Artwork Prices and Auction Results | Blouin Art Sales Index". artsalesindex.artinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  14. ^ "Bonhams : Tassos Chonias (Greek, born 1977) Interior of an atelier 150 x 120 cm". www.bonhams.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  15. ^ Δ.Τύπου. "Μεγάλη διάκριση στον ζωγράφο Τάσο Χώνια στο Λονδίνο! – Art Magazine". www.artmag.gr. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  16. ^ "ΤΑΣΟΣ ΧΩΝΙΑΣ – "Μάνα" ηρώων και πρωτοπόρων η Ελλάδα". www.ellines.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  17. ^ Nikiforos. "N i k i f o r o s: Παγκόσμια διάκριση στον Έλληνα καλλιτέχνη Τάσο Χώνια". N i k i f o r o s. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  18. ^ Σταύρου, Βασίλης. "Βασίλης Σταύρου: Παγκόσμια διάκριση στον Έλληνα καλλιτέχνη Τάσο Χώνια". Βασίλης Σταύρου. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  19. ^ "Paintings by Tasos Chonias". Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  20. ^ "Tasos Chonias Facebook Fan Page".
  21. ^ "Tasos Chonias". Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  22. ^ "Tasos Chonias". Pinterest. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  23. ^ "Paintings by Tasos Chonias – My Design Stories". My Design Stories. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  24. ^ "Artodyssey: Tasos Chonias". artodyssey1.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  25. ^ "Interior by TassosChonias". www.artnet.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  26. ^ "Paintings by Tasos Chonias | Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog". www.faithistorment.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  27. ^ "Tasos Chonias | G. C. A." Retrieved 2016-02-19.

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