He was born and raised in Athens. He studied Economics at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. 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 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. He worked as 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.
A self-taught artist, Thanasis 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. 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 creating his own unique and artistic world, the world of Thanasis Lalas.
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 presented his work in five solo exhibitions, in Athens (Skoufa Gallery), Thessaloniki (Artion Gallery), Nicosia (Alpha C.K. Art Gallery), Paris (Opera Gallery) and Miami (Benrimon Gallery at the Scope Art Fair).