Passing to Theodoros “bicycle wheel” (1963) the reference to Dada is even more evident. Unlike Duchamp in his first “ready made” οf 1913, the Greek artist does not place his wheel on a stool but, mounts it, as if it were an acrobat-juggler, on a suspended wire and connects it to other elements, of his personal entomological fantasy, arranged to function as a counterweight.
In this truly extraordinary enterprising and extremely original work, Theodoros markedly experimental spirit, which does not lck in humor, has led him to create, further into his unstable sculpture, works of “Fragile Art”; spirit that literally soars into space; of better, soars in the conquest of the space, normally neglected by other sculptors.
Rising Index, 2007 is the most photographed and widely published work of the sculptor Theodoros and it is part of daily life in Greece through articles in newspapers and the internet about the economic course during the last 15 years.
The work belongs to the timeless series of works “Balances”. The overall installation consists of two vertical elements that are balanced on wheels in the central inner atrium of the new Athens Stock Exchange building at 110 Athinon Avenue.
The photos that are featured in the media usually show the lowest part of the bottom element which shows a different aspect on our position, the pointers change direction.
BALANCES is a diachronic series of art works by Theodoros that spans from the 1960’s to 2011.
The innovative work Insect Hanging from a Bicycle Wheel, 1963 marks the beginning of the Balances series.
“Hyper – Tumulus Homage” (Υπερ -Τύμβιο Αφιέρωμα), 2011 was the latest artwork of Theodoros. The installation was presented at the atrium of the Benaki Museum at Pireos 138 and was accompanied by the catalogue “Homage” (Αφιέρωμα) to Theodoros overall work.
Hyper -Tumulus Homage marks both the end of the Balances series and the completion of Theodoros creative course in the field of visual arts and sculpture.
From 2011 until 2018 when he passed away he devoted himself to research and the care and preservation of his work for future generations.