Painter Tasos Chonias was recently distinguished during a competition organized by London-based Saatchi Gallery. The artist, who was born in 1974 and has staged a solo exhibition at Agathi gallery, was chosen among 5,777 contesters to receive the second award. He began to paint at a very young age: At 16, he was hired to do wall paintings at commercial and non-commercial spaces, while he later turned to scenography, movie-poster design and the conservation of old wall-paintings.