The paintings by Greek artist Fotis Galanopoulos are a vigorous tour around the highly imaginative world of his creation. There is a magical quality to his work enhanced by a worldview that the universe is there to be explored and by doing so it will unfold its primeval truths. Using oil palette knife and canvas, Galanopoulos crafts his sumptuously colored works that flow and careen around the canvas with bold lines and intricate configurations. Metaphysical ideas are woven into most pieces, that of birth and rebirth of the universe, tribal ideologies and enduring maritime lifeways of the islands. Herein one may discover compelling characters, a variety of plant life, shooting stars and endless seas stippled with boating sails.
Galanopoulosʼ work is instantly recognizable for its inventive characters and unusual compositional quality that is full of life. These are not merely pictures but an intimate exchange between artist and audience from which a personal meaning will arise. Fotis Galanopoulos exhibits his work frequently in Greece, Cyprus and the United States.