In the works of “The Caravan of Innocence”, Yiorgos Theodorou, drawing upon critical social events of universal significance, such as the odyssey of people who roam around the world, offers his own subjective dimension.
He uses the means of painting (color, form, line, space) as carriers of messages that communicate strong emotions which relate to individual as well as collective behavior. Thanks to the talent of the painter, through the expressive power and visual truthfulness, the viewer feels the aesthetic result in a direct way, participating in the “action” of the figures depicted and their mental state, thus reaffirming the definition of “empathy”.
Theodorou fashions “ideas” as figures, though without an emphasis on objectivity. His works are creations of imagination. Disfigured images, distortions of the three-dimensional space, a fleeting and fluid atmosphere poised between reality and illusion inform his paintings.
In “The Caravan of Innocence” meaning is multifarious and acquires universality, with its timeless value enhanced.
The opening of the exhibition “The Caravan of Innocence” by Yiorgos Theodorou, took place on April 16th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the premises of the Consulate General of Greece in New York.