Christoforos Asimis

Christoforos
Asimis

Christoforos Asimis is internationally acclaimed as “the painter of Santorini”. The high aesthetic value of his paintings reveals the originality of his vision while since the beginning of his career he has dedicated himself exclusively to proudly representing his place of birth.

He was born and raised in Santorini. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and returned to Santorini to express his creative obsession and the sensibilities awakened in him by the Santorinean light and landscape. His signature is synonymous to the uniqueness of his depictions of the island, and this is why he is known as “the painter of Santorini”.

Indeed, he is the only painter who has dedicated himself exclusively to the island’s natural beauty. His focus on natural light in the landscapes he has been painting for 45 years has even inspired a “school” all of his own due to the unparalleled manner in which he captures the light of the Cyclades and records the shapes and figures of the very particular type of architecture encountered on Santorini. He is internationally recognized as one of the top landscape painters in Greece, and his work has found its way into a number of private collections both in Greece and abroad. 

 The artist also decorated the entire interior of Santorini’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral at Fira, a challenging task which took 7 years to complete, as the Cathedral is the main place of worship on the island and its sheer size is daunting. Christophoros composed a series of frescoes which take up the entirety of the church’s indoor space and are deemed to be exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.

 At the AK Art Foundation you will have the opportunity to view some of the most characteristic examples of different periods in Christophoros Asimis’ life as a visual artist.

AK Galleries Exhibitions

    • The view of mediterranean architecture found in Santorini, painted as a canvas oil painting by Christoforos Asimis of Asimis art gallery in Santorini
    Fira Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    70x50cm
    2004
    • Greek oil painting by famous contemporary greek artist of traditional Santorini architecture standing over the blue waters of the island
    Oia Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    100x70cm
    2005
    • Greek canvas art painting of clustered Santorini buildings overlooking the blue waters meeting the Santorini caldera, painted by famous Greek artist Christoforos Asimis
    Fira Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    50x35cm
    2005
    • Greek canvas oil painting by contemporary Greek artist Christoforos Asimis, of traditional architecture found on the island of Santorini
    Pink House Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    70x50cm
    2005
    • Greek canvas art of multi-tiered pathways levels in between traditional Santorini architecture, painted by famous Greek artist Christofors Asimis
    Embossed Wall Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    50x35cm
    2008
    • Greek canvas oil painting by contemporary Greek artist Christoforos Asimis, of a hilly area in Santorini with a touch of the blue sea in the far background
    View to Fira Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    50x35cm
    2008
    • High viewed greek canvas oil painting of top parts of Santorini buildings, as seen in the Greek art gallery, AK, in Santorini
    Firostefani Village Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    50x35cm
    2009
    • Greek canvas painting by contemporary greek artist of greek architecture on the island of Santorini
    Dome St. Artemios Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    50x70cm
    2010
    • A canvas painting of escalating white architecture on the island of Santorini, which can be found in the Asimis art gallery
    Shapes of Houses
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    100 x 140 cm
    2010
    • A canvas oil painting by a contemporary greek artist of white stairs painted from a corner angle showcasing the simple, clean lines of the architecture of Santorini
    Kontochori village Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    70x50cm
    2010
    • Greek oil painting by famours contemporary greek artist of a traditional residential area in Santorini covered by escalating white buildings of all styles and sizes
    Pirgos Village Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    100x70cm
    2011
    • Greek canvas oil painting, found in the greek art gallery Asimis, of the top of Santorini buildings overlooking the blue sea of the Mediterranean
    Oia Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    70x50cm
    2011
    • Escalating White Architecture Santorini
    Escalating White Architecture Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    xxx
    2012
    • Greek oil panting by famous contemporary greek artist of traditional building in Santorini painted with delicate streaks as seen from a high focal point
    Saint Minas Fira Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    100x70cm
    2012
    • Greek canvas oil painting by contemporary Greek artist Christoforos Asimis, of the aeriel view of traditional white architecture found on the island of Santorini
    Oia Houses Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    70x50cm
    2012
    • Greek oil painting of the endless blue waters of Santorini with terraced buildings jutting out of the corner, painted by a famous greek contemporary artist
    Fira Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    100x70cm
    2012
    • Greek oil painting by famous greek contemporary artist, showing traditional Mediterranean architecture of Santorini, from a lowered point of view
    Vothonas Village Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    140x70cm
    2012
    • Greek canvas painting by contemporary greek artist of greek architecture on the island of Santorini
    Dome Santorini
    Christoforos Asimis
    Oil on Canvas
    70 x 100 cm
    2012