Nikolas Antoniou was born in Larnaka, Cyprus, in 1988. In 2012 he graduated from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece, where he had worked closely with artists Harris Kondosphyris and Manolis Polymeri.
Since 2013, Nikolas has shown his work extensively in solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. He has taken part in several group exhibitions across Cyprus but also abroad in cities such as Budapest, Bucharest, Athens, Thessaloniki, Sydney and Munich.
Nikolas has also participated in various Art Fairs in Basel, Milan, Athens and was a resident artist at the International Budapest Art Factory Residency Programme. His paintings can be found in various public and private collections.
His art does not stem from a clear-cut idea or theme. He consciously avoids focusing on specific questions or particular answers. Instead, he creates new pictures that generate unknown questions.
Therefore, without much thought, he paints vague spaces, objects that appear misplaced, both through time and through different dimensions, next to disjoint items where figures are lost within an intense painterly environment, until they eventually come together and interact, bringing meaning to their existence, telling a story and expressing a sentiment.