Underwater Swimmers [dive]

"Ask a Greek what they love the most about their country, and they will say “the sea and the sun”. But no matter how clichéd this may sound, water and light are indeed the two main components of what makes the Greek landscape so unique and irresistible. Greek painter Maria Filopoulou takes up these two clichés unashamedly, in fact transforming their touristic banality into visual embraces that are intended to purify and transport the viewer to imaginary places of paradisiacal calm.
........... Filopoulou takes the imagery of the Greek summer and transforms it into stunning painterly gestures that, as she says, are all about freedom.”

Kiriakos Spirou
Oil on canvas
130 x 200 cm