Inside the Studio

Christos Tsimaris

What are the major themes you pursue in your work?

I am fascinated by portraits and the human figure. My aim is to explore the process of painting in terms of composition, colour, mark making, and materials. Being able to draw is very important for my process.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

Go to your studio every day even if you are not inspired to work.

Prefer to work with music or in silence?

Definitely with music.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?

Any Matisse pencil sketch.

Who are your favorite writers?

I don’t really have time to read much, but I always enjoy dipping in and out of any kind of art or design books.