Taxis was born in Szczecin, Poland in May 1983 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’ an 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 is involved with graffiti since 1997, which includes walls, bombs, trains etc. He also entered into comics in 2003. His short stories have been published in the Greek comic magazine “BABEL” since 2005 and has been awarded several times in comic competitions. He has collaborated with newspapers, magazines and books as an illustrator.
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 believes that his work states obvious matters that many people tend to forget or ignore which in fact is something that should be strongly reexamined. There is no specific plan as well as technique since they evolve everyday. Thoughts, sketches and style change day after day according to the impulses he gets. He objects to stability so he always tests out every thought that he finds absorbing. He uses a wide variety of materials and techniques both to challenge himself and to discover new potentials.
He studied painting in the School of Fine Arts of Athens and graduated with first-class degree in 2008.
He has participated in several group shows and festivals in Greece, and around the world, deputing with his first solo show at Galo Art Gallery in Turin.
Currently he paints murals but also focuses on his work on canvas and paper at his studio in Athens, where he lives.