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                             CLEPSYDRA

                                                                                                                                

 

                                                                                                                       MARY MICHAΪLIDOU

 

   I encountered the work of Theodoros when it was presented in Greece at the special exhibition that was organized in 1963 for the members of the International Union of Critics, the well-known A.I.C.A

Since then, more than 35 years of a fertile artistic journey have passed, and I have had many opportunities to follow closely his existential anguish and his intellectual questioning. Every time I have been noting the indomitable will of a talented and authentic creator who overcame multiple adversities with courage and persistence, recomposing every time his artistic field with passion and conviction. His personal plastic idiom, discovered with love and knowledge, has allowed him to establish early on his unique artistic presence in the wider European art scene.

     From the first recognisable forms of his work until the sculptural compositions of the last period - where "Clepsydra '99", presented in the International Exhibition "OPEN '999", has prominent position - Theodoros knows very well how to dominate his material and reveal to all of us that measure and order are fundamental concepts of BEING and of the COSMOS. In the evolution of his work he chooses consciously to rid himself of any relation with a represented reality, to reject the realistic appearance of things and to abandon the conventional use of sculptural materials, in order to express, freely and metaphorically, those matters that concern him, the big existential questions that trouble him.

    We have, in the person of Theodoros, a charismatic creator of the plastic arts who knows very well how to express his own reality and remodel its elements in a perpetual dialectic between art and society.

    Theodoros 's work is an authentic expression of his doric homeland and his cosmopolitan education. He brings his personal voice to the field of Greek plastic arts and creates, free from external rules, with a feeling of internal discipline, trying to explore, to assimilate and to give form to that which he believes to be a universal human vision

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      Athens, January 2001

Mary Michaïlidou, Art Historian

 

 

 

 

 

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