Artist Statement of Sokratis Evgenidis

“I have the feeling that a painter lives twice. To me, painting is what I hear, what I see, what I touch, what I smell, it is the very taste of life! Colours, overflowing my emotions, are flirting on my palette and on the canvas, filtered by the Greek light of infinite shades of blue and other colours, through a magical film of the iris! Using the paintbrush, the palette knife, or even my own nails if necessary, I perform this magical command of my soul to use colours to bring to life whatever it tells me to! I would like to express my gratitude to the Lord (God) for the chance He gave me to be one of his choices!"