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Charis Tsevis

animation of Portraits made with love and passion!
illustration of A series of mosaic artworks showing animals created with pieces of banknotes from all over the world.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of  Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, the American immunologist who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
illustration of Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the pieces with gold. Gives broken objects a new life and teaches that a break can be seen as a unique event that can be seen and lived as a precious experience.
illustration of ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25:40-45

A digital mosaic portrait of Pete Buttigieg using stained glass techniques.
illustration of A series of artworks inspired by the small ephemeral goddesses of the summer - Aphrodite It is a hymn to the female beauty and the different versions of Aphrodite. Sometimes Urania, other moments Pandemos, sometimes erotic, other moments innocent. Sometimes dreamy and sometimes provocative, my Aphrodite is always a mosaic made of tiles from a retro icon of nature. More about the project on tsevis.com/endlesssummer
illustration of A series of mosaic portraits for the brand new advertising campaign of Cyprus Airways titled
animation of Experimental mosaic movie showing Cristiano Ronaldo made out of Portuguese azulejos.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of President Trump made out of pieces of USD banknotes. Created for an article on The Hollywood Reporter titled “Trump gave Hollywood a raise?”.
illustration of YOU BRING THE COLOUR
for Ascot Racecourse 
This year I had the privilege to be the artist collaborating with Antidote Agency for Ascot Racecourse's King George Weekend.
illustration of A series of nostalgic summery scenes from retro summers. Pictures from the '50s or the '60s, when the summers were great. But were they? Was the world really better back then? Or we just tend to forget the problems of the past? More about the project on tsevis.com/endlesssummer
animation of Multilayered digital mosaics showing 4 famous city landmarks. Base on the actual map of the city where the landmark takes place. Created to be used in the latest CGTN promo video.
Mosaics, maps, and metropolises. The most iconic landmarks of Beijing, Washington D.C, London, and Nairobi have been assembled in a digital collage based on the actual map of every city.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of the Greek Freak @Giannis_An34 based on the actual map of the part of Athens where he is born and raised.
A variety of photos from the streets of Athens is used on this mosaic.
Created as a homage to an incredible basketball player and a uniquely kind and brave person.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of a Russian girl for the cover of the 11th issue of Womankind magazine. Trying to emulate the traditional quilting tradition of Russia. Created using original traditional patterns from Russian, Ukrainian and other former Soviet republics.
illustration of Mosaic portrait of Hugh Laurie for the cover of TV GUIDE Magazine (USA).
illustration of A series of artworks inspired by the Mandela House in Soweto and other similar matchbox houses in the African townships.
illustration of A collage portrait of the President created with thousand of photos from historic references. From the cradle of democracy, Greece (Obama's last foreign trip) to Washington, Lincoln, MLK this collage wants to make a clear statement about the ideas behind Obama's presidency. Democracy and progress.
illustration of This is the sixth of a series of mosaic illustrations based on the great tradition of Azulejos. This 5 centuries-old form of tile painting art is a typical part of Portugues (Spanish and Latin) tradition. This is a composition featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, probably the biggest popular hero of contemporary Portugal and one of my favorite athletes.
illustration of This is another version of the portrait I made to illustrate the Fortune's special about Steve Jobs.
illustration of A portrait of Lionel Messi created using the Trencadís technique. Trencadis is a type of mosaic used in Catalan modernism, created from broken tile shards. It is the most characteristic art form forever combined with the city of Barcelona. So it came naturally to me to use the digital version of Trencadís to create this series of tributes to Lio Messi and the great football club of Barcelona.
illustration of I have the honor to serve as permenent member of the jury for their International Reggae Poster Contest. To promote the work of the initiative I have designed this Rastafari Lion made out of wires.
illustration of 3 mosaic murals to decorate the roof gardens of the seven-story marble-clad school building right on Ipanema Beach that is home to Team USA’s Olympic athletes during the 2016 Rio games.
The idea was to pay a tribute to the city of Rio public art, the centuries-long tradition of the Portuguese (and Brazilian) ceramic art, and the modern street art of the US. You can read more about the roots of this work in the inspiration section bellow.
illustration of A fractal mosaic illustration of Jamaican sprinter and a three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt for GATORADE EVOLUCIONA campaign in Latin America.
illustration of Experimental typographic study based on the subject of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
illustration of Portrait of Shaquille O'Neal for Fast Company's Most Creative People 2012 made out of the brands and the products he is promoting.
illustration of Graphics for Yahoo advertising campaign for the coverage of the London 2012 Olympiad.
You could find the graphics on Yahoo! Sports website and all over the Yahoo! network.
illustration of Portrait of Bob Marley for the Reggae Hall of Fame Foundation.
This poster is donated to raise funds to support the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica.
illustration of Bleacher Report's LAB asked me to create a portrait of Kobe Bryant for his birthday.
Happy birthday Kobe Bryant! Hope you like this portrait of yours created with most of your own creations (Nike Kobe Shoes, signed balls, etc)
illustration of Mosaic illustration for fortune.com about the new generation of Chinese smartphones in Fortune magazine.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of Abraham Lincoln created with photos of the 100 most significant Americans of all time (according to the Smithsonian magazine's special edition 2014).
illustration of Mosaic portrait of Stephen Hawking made out of stars, planets, galaxies... Created for Monet magazine in Brazil.
illustration of Mosaic portrait of Elon Muck created with photos from the SpaceX activities.
illustration of A series of 11 illustrations created for the Estrella Damm World Padel Tour. 
Padel (also known as padel tennis) is a racquet sport played extensively in Spain and Latin America and extending fast in Europe. For the World Series 2013-2014, I have been asked to create 11 illustrations based on my neo-futuristic work.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of Mayor Pete Buttigieg created with photos from American history.
illustration of A neo-futuristic poster for my favorite candidate for 2020.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of VP Joe Biden created with photos of the Ameican flag. Based on the actual map of all American counties.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of Mayor Pete Buttigieg created with photos from American history.
illustration of Mosaic portrait illustration of Stan Lee made out of clips from his comic books.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of one of the greatest minds of all times made out of math symbols, especially quantum related.
Created for Denison University’s magazine.
animation of Mosaic portrait of Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard based on the actual map of Toronto, Ontario.
animation of Short video composing one of the 7 mosaic illustrations picturing some of the main examples of cyber-physical systems made out of icons from many of the terms and symbols associated with the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Created for the EXPEDITION.DIGITAL educational roadshow in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of baseball legend Yoenis Cespedes made with signs, icons and symbols from the New York City subway.
illustration of The official art for the US tour of Keznamdi.
A mosaic portrait inspired by my “African Bricks” series.
animation of A mosaic portrait of Bucks' superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo based on the actual map of the city of Milwaukee.
illustration of Mosaic portrait of Steve Jobs made out of Apple products. 
Made for Panorama, the best selling weekly magazine in Italy.
Two different versions have been created. This is the one on a white background that has been used for the cover.
illustration of A poster made for Design For Obama a great grassroots project by Aaron Perry-Zucker and Max Slavkin.
illustration of Mosaic illustration for an article about our positive and negatives relationships with viruses and bacteria for Science News magazine (USA).
animation of Inspired by Kintsugi concept as well as the upcoming Olympics Games in Tokyo, I created a series of digital mosaic artworks.
illustration of A series of artworks inspired by the small ephemeral goddesses of the summer - Aphrodite It is a hymn to the female beauty and the different versions of Aphrodite. Sometimes Urania, other moments Pandemos, sometimes erotic, other moments innocent. Sometimes dreamy and sometimes provocative, my Aphrodite is always a mosaic made of tiles from a retro icon of nature. More about the project on tsevis.com/endlesssummer
illustration of A series of nostalgic summery scenes from retro summers. Pictures from the 50's or the 60's, when the summers were great. But were they? Was the world really better back then? Or we just tend to forget the problems of the past? More about the project on tsevis.com/endlesssummer
illustration of A mosaic artwork for the upcoming Russia 2018 football world cup. Based on the traditional Russian quilting patchworks and on traditional Cyrillic calligraphy.
illustration of A mosaic artwork for the upcoming Russia 2018 football world cup. Based on the traditional Russian quilting patchworks and on traditional Cyrillic calligraphy.
animation of A mosaic portrait of Mayor Pete Buttigieg created with fractions of stained glass artworks from various cathedrals around the world.
illustration of Mosaic portrait of Benjamin Franklin one of the founding fathers of the United States. 
Created using multicolored chat bubbles.
illustration of A mosaic of the rampant horse, the Ferrari emblem, created from photos of asphalt and track lines.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of the great ancient Greek philosopher Socrates for the special issue of the Communications of the ACM magazine covering the important issue of “Embedded EthiCS: Integrating Ethics Broadly Across CS Education”.
animation of A series of mosaic artworks showing animals created with pieces of banknotes from all over the world.
animation of Kintsugi study based on the subject of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
animation of Mosaic animation for the Augmented Reality version of the cover of İDO (Istanbul Fast Ferries) annual report 2018.
animation of Experimental mosaic portrait, video and AR artwork showing SpaceX’s Elon Musk and his creatures.
animation of Waiting to watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch I created a mosaic portrait of Elon Musk and a quick mosaic video for him and all the SpaceX fans out there!
Hope you enjoy it, guys! Best of luck for your launch!
animation of A video mosaic for all Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus fans out there.
animation of Experimental video mosaic with @Cristiano Ronaldo made out of Portuguese ceramic Azulejos tiles, a subject I really love and experimenting with since 2013.
illustration of A series of neo-futuristic artworks created exclusively for “Legendary area”, a complex of apartments located in Moscow near the biggest Botanic garden of the city. The architectural project is built around the concept of living with sports. There is a great infrastructure for soccer, tennis, basket, volley, swimming and many other sports
illustration of A series of illustrations for the ACC Scientific Session 2019, the major conference organised by the American College of Cardiology.
illustration of A series of illustrations for the ACC Scientific Session 2019, the major conference organised by the American College of Cardiology.
illustration of Mosaic portrait of Glaxo Smith Kline's CEO Emma Walmsley made out of her products. Created for Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women special issue.
illustration of Kellyanne Conway: Fragments of reality and alternative ...facts.
A mosaic portrait for the Sunday edition of the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.
illustration of A series of neofuturistic illustrations created for the visual communication needs of Lega Basket Serie A, the Italian premier basketball league.
illustration of A series of neofuturistic illustrations created for the visual communication needs of Lega Basket Serie A, the Italian premier basketball league.
illustration of A series of nostalgic summery scenes from retro summers. Pictures from the 50's or the 60's, when the summers were great. But were they? Was the world really better back then? Or we just tend to forget the problems of the past?
animation of A mosaic portrait of VP Joe Biden made out of people holding flags. Signs from the campaigns of Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Mike Bloomberg, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar have been added to the flags of the United States, the Democrats or the Rainbow flag. I wish I could add the Bernie and Warren signs as soon as possible.
illustration of Playing with Alhambresque mosaics.
Studying the great Arabian tradition of pattern making.
illustration of Clear Channel: Where brands meet people
The Advertising campaign for the world leader in outdoor advertising in Switzerland
illustration of An optimistic mosaic portrait of VP Joe Biden created with photos from American landmarks. 
Based on a portrait shoot by Andrew
illustration of A mosaic portrait of VP Joe Biden created with stars and stripes.
animation of Mosaic portrait of Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, for Bleacher Report, based on the actual map of Oakland and SF Bay area.
illustration of A series of Illustrations for
illustration of I have been commissioned by Bleacher Report to create a series of mosaic portraits of the leaders of the NBA Finalists. I have based the mosaics on the actual map of the city.
illustration of A series of neo-futuristic artworks, studies, and illustrations. My friend Paolo use to call the
illustration of In 2012 I had the pleasure to work on a new advertising campaign for our college. I was lucky to be part of a great team of teachers and students who all contributed to this project.
illustration of Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
A series of illustrations inspired by the World Championship in Turkey.
illustration of A typographic experiment inspired by the London 2012 Olympiad.
illustration of Michael Jordan:
We are talking about the legend. The guy is Gatorade's favorite athlete of the last 20 years starring in legendary campaigns like
illustration of A mosaic illustration of a Chinese flag made of American products sold by Alibaba.com. Created for an article on Fortune magazine.
illustration of A series of mosaics of Ford Mustangs made out of pure asphalt.
illustration of A series of nostalgic summery scenes from retro summers. Pictures from the 50's or the 60's, when the summers were great. But were they? Was the world really better back then? Or we just tend to forget the problems of the past?
illustration of Mosaic illustrations based on the Portuguese traditional tile painting (Azulejo). A tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of Mayor Pete Buttigieg created with Maltese ceramic tiles, majolicas, and other art pieces from the Mediterranean.
illustration of A series of mosaic illustrations showing the 3 most historic goals by Greek teams in the history of UEFA Champions League. Created for MasterCard Greece.
illustration of A series of digital mosaics picturing iconic landmarks of 4 world metropolises, Beijing, Washington DC, London and Nairobi.
Based on the actual maps of these great cities. Created to be used in the
illustration of Visual identity, branding, and mosaic illustration for a Cypriot football team.
illustration of Mosaic portraits made out with maps from every country in the world. Created for the promotional needs of FDC (Fundação Dom Cabral) in Brazil.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of President Barack Obama made out of numbers, statistics, and financial symbols. Created for an article on NY Observer.
illustration of A series of digital mosaics picturing iconic landmarks of 4 world metropolises, Beijing, Washington DC, London and Nairobi.
Based on the actual maps of these great cities. Created to be used in the
illustration of A series of neo-futuristic artworks, studies, and illustrations. These are works I have created for various clients or for self-initiated projects.
illustration of The Legends of Greek Basketball. A project with 5 portraits for the HWBF - Hellenic Wheelchair Basketball Federation.
illustration of A series of tribute artworks for Lionel Messi, the city and FC Barcelona. Created following the concept of Trencadís mosaic technique introduced by Antoni Gaudi and other Catalan artists.
illustration of A mosaic portrait of Rosie the Riveter made out of code. Created for an article on Mother Jones magazine about diversity and sexism in the IT world.
illustration of Neofuturistic illustration of a Ferrari Formula One car.

Profile

Charis Tsevis was born in Athens in 1967. He studied visual design in Athens and Milan and currently lives in Paphos. He has been working for decades in the field of advertising and communication while teaching and researching visual communication. The digital mosaics of Charis Tsevis have gained recognition internationally and his personal style has to lead to the creation of a movement and imitators worldwide. His client list includes businesses from every continent (Nike, IKEA, Toyota), media enterprises (TIME, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal) and advertising companies (Leo Burnett Hong Kong, Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, and Publicis New York). His interest in sports and politics has had an impact on his recognition as a portrait artist. He had the honor of seeing his works being used by President Obama in his election campaign, by the American Olympic team and the US Football Association.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Animation, Collage, Design, Digital, Fine Art, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Photoillustration, Type Design, Decorative, Pattern, Interactive, CGI, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Botanical, Celebrities, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Landscape, Maps, Medical, Mural, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Textiles, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Financial, Urban, Logos