Theo Chronis is a Greek visual artist dividing his time between Greece and the United Kingdom. He graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts in 2006. Chronis considers himself a figurative painter with an understanding of the limitations and loopholes of figuration and of painting in general. “New originals” are a series of mixed media paintings where he attempts to explore the boundaries of representation and abstraction, of drawing and painting, of color and shading.
Theo Chronis says “My influences range from sumi-e painting of ancient Chinese master to the great western academic tradition where my own art training belongs, to modernism, to abstract expressionism. These influences appear in my work as three themes usually blended together so as to seem inseparable: the figurative, the gestural and the abstract compositional. I try to work in a way that none of these completely dominates a painting but instead they add to the whole and complement each other.”