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BENRIMON PROJECTS

PRESENTS: THANASIS LALAS SCOPE MIAMI BOOTH B17


THALASIS LALAS’ UNIQUE WORLD


About the Artist Thanassis Lalas has a “holistic” approach to life; and this is what characterises him because he is an artist that is not limited to a single art form. In addition, he is able to make art out of everything he engages with. Over the past fifteen years, he has devoted himself to painting and sculpture. He lives between Athens, Paris and Miami. During this period, he has presented his work in various exhibitions. He has had three solo exhibitions (2003, 2006 and 2010) that defined his career and artistic approach. He began by drawing notebooks of daily notes and appointments, art diaries and, at the same time, he began to draw on restaurant tablecloths and on everyday objects (sheets, clothes, televisions, shoes, tableware, tables, chairs, doors, walls..., on anything) creating his own unique and artistic world, the world of Thanassis Lalas. This was the title of his latest solo exhibition in Athens which presented 130 of his works including both painting and sculpture. For Thanassis Lalas the exploitation of trash is “the evidence of the culture of a country, of our world”. “The less trash we produce the higher the dose of culture we enjoy... Everything around us is an opportunity, a new beginning to recreate the world. It all starts with the mark of each and every one of us. This mark is our signature... A unique mark that tries to represent the anxiety, the spirit, the feeling that lives within us... This is a work of art of today. Art transforms nothing into something, time into eternity, and man on earth into a bird with wings in heaven... Art has to do with skills and clumsiness that hide our deep desire to respond to the phenomenon of life and death...”


“Art is a daily necessary walk, for no particular reason, in the plains of white, in the land of nothing. Art is the sense of survival, in any circumstances; of the defect of man that is creation. “ Thanassis Lalas studied Economics at the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, he played football, he met his fate early. At the age of 19 he created his first journal called “Journal”. He always loved creating working groups to whom he is very grateful. At a very young age he had the chance to live next to Stratis Tsirkas, a great Greek writer, and to be guided in the field of poetry by Manolis Anagnostakis, Nikos Karouzos and Miltos Sahtouris. At the age of 23 he randomly met Andy Warhol and this meeting changed his course of life. He began to interview and seeked to meet important Greek artists and scholars, making it a daily encounter. To date, he has published 3500 interviews of exceptional people from all over the world. Lalas has worked as a journalist in major magazines and newspapers of his country, and has been excelled for creating new magazines; he has had 33 new concepts of magazines. In the 80s and 90s, his radio broadcasts exceeded 70% of audience ratings, which made him very popular in his country. From time to time he appears on television in a series of celebrity shows. His last TV show on national television was entitled “The Dance of the Answers.” He was born and raised in Athens. He was Director and Editor of the largest newspaper in Greece by circulation “To Vima tis Kyriakis”, he created the inserts “To Allo Vima”, “Vima Donna” and “VIMAgazino” as well as the bestseller magazine for young people “FREE” and the free press “FAQ”. Today he runs the magazine “Portrait Documentairies.” In 2003, he received the “Alekos Lidorikis” award for journalism by the University of Athens, rewarding his morality, his contribution as well as the innovation he introduced into the vocation of journalism.


Acquaintance 42.5 x 56.3 inches (108 x 143 cm)


Inspiration 40.2 x 56 inches (102 x 142 cm)


Proposal 44.5 x 56.3 inches (113 x 143 cm)


Kissing 40.2 x 61.4 inches (102 x 156 cm)


Rope Ladder 56.3 x 43 inches (143 x 109 cm)


Holy Dog Walker 56.3 x 41 inches (143 x 104 cm)


Divorce 56.3 x 48 inches (143 x 122 cm)


Submission 56.3 x 41.3 inches (143 x 105 cm)


Equilibrists 90.6 x 56.3 inches (230 x 143 cm)


Royal Jelly 56.3 x 41 inches (143 x 104 cm)


Unplugged 56 x 41.7 inches (142 x 106 cm)


Dog Walker 56.3 x 47.2 inches (143 x 120 cm)


Meeting 39.4 x 72.8 inches (100 x 185 cm)


The Other Sex 63 x 51.2 inches (160 x 130 cm)


Idea’s Circus 60.2 x 39.4 inches (153 x 100 cm)


Human Garden 51.2 X 63 inches (130 x 160 cm)


Disloyalty 39.4 x 55 inches (100 x 140 cm)


Centaur 71 x 55 inches (180 x 140 cm)


Gilbert & George 44.5 x 56.3 inches (113 x 143 cm)


Gossip 39.4 x 47.2 inches (100 x 120 cm)


Hunting Greed 55 x 34.3 inches (140 x 87 cm)


Love Affair Mishit 70.9 x 55.1 inches (180 x 140 cm)


Magic Carpet 63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm)


Sex Maniac 63 x 51.2 inches (160 x 130 cm)


Session 2 48.4 x 37.8 inches (123 x 96 cm)


Session 5 48.4 x 37.8 inches (123 x 96 cm)


Session 6 48.4 x 37.8 inches (123 x 96 cm)


Session 7 48.4 x 37.8 inches (123 x 96 cm)


The Monster, the Snake and Karagioz‌ 63 x 51.2 inches (160 x 130 cm)


Umbrella 40.2 x 54 inches (102 x 137 cm)


Utopia Vision 70.9 x 55 inches (180 x 140 cm)


Self Criticism 51.2 x 39.4 inches (130 x 100 cm)


Invisible Cities 1 50 x 39.4 inches (127 x 100 cm)


Invisible Cities 2 54 x 39.4 inches (137 x 100 cm)


Invisible Cities 3 49.6 x 39.4 inches (126 x 100 cm)


Invisible Cities 4 52.4 x 39.4 inches (133 x 100 cm)


Fish in the Air 48.4 x 39.4 inches (123 x 100 cm)


Lois Bronze Sculpture 28.7H x 18.9W x 24.4L inches (73H x 48W x 62L cm)


Hugs Bronze Sculpture 38.6H x 20.5W x 22.8L inches (98H x 52W x 58L cm)


Bolivar 40.2H x 15.4W x 33.5L inches (102H x 39W x 85L cm)


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