He studied graphic arts and painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1982-1987) with Dimitris Mytaras.

He first exhibited in 1987, when he participated in the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists. Then followed solo shows and contributions to group events in Greece and other countries, including “Germinations” in Aachen (1991), “The Tree” at the Averoff Art Gallery in Metsovo (1993) and “Messengers from God” (Mesaggeri degli Dei) at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (1996).

Primarily involved with constructions, Pantelis Chandris focuses on the representation of concepts and in his works prevail juxtapositions of all kinds, dream-like and complex images of intense symbolism and allegorical content, using natural materials and plaster, paper, colours, metals and polyester.