DIMITRIS TAXIS

Greece

Taxis (b. 1983) was born to a Polish art/cultural historian mother and a Greek etcher/painter father. His family moved to Athens, Greece at the age of 3.


Growing up in an artistic family, he was introduced to the world of art from a very young age, which developed Dimitris’ urge to find a way to express himself. At the age of 14, during a family vacation in Poland, he became familiar with the art of graffiti, giving him the excitement needed in order to try it.


He has been involved with graffiti since 1997, which means he paints walls, bombs, trains etc. He also entered into comics in 2003. He has collaborated with newspapers, magazines and books as an illustrator, as well.


In 2004 he worked as a cinematographer for the movie ‘A pink safety pin' by Nikos Pomonis.


Taxis’ point of reference is the human himself. He is intrigued by the everyday inner struggle that society forces each individual to go through. In his art he aims to capture the feelings of desolation and hardship, feelings that have always tormented humanity.  He studied painting in the School of Fine Arts of Athens and graduated with a first-class degree in 2008. He also was a member of the artistic collective GPO CREW.


Currently he paints murals but also focuses on his work on canvas and paper at his studio in Athens, where he lives.


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