Panos Evangelopoulos’ paintings are about liberation and transformation. His work champions the contemporary artist’s ability to move beyond tradition and to explore new ways of creating meaning. Rather than capture a moment, Evangelopoulos is interested in releasing a moment, sending his lines, painterly gestures and colors out into the world as conduits of emotion. He rephrases biblical, mythological and historical narratives through his paintings, focusing on the momentous energy inherent in these stories rather than on context or details. His figures, confluences of kinetic line and animated washes, often seem poised to dance off the page, eager to keep moving through life. The paintings ultimately have a symphonic effect, bringing all the formal and representational elements of the work together so that they become one inclusive, dynamic opus.
Evangelopoulos currently teaches at the School of Art at Aristotelio University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied painting and drawing at the same Aristotelio University and has been exhibiting his work since 1995.