A Painter Lives Twice
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!
Sokratis Evgenidis Painting Process
Sokratis uses both oil and mixed paints. His inexhaustible theme triggers emotions in viewers, mainly with reference to nature, the Greek landscape and the sea. His paintings, created using brushes and palette knives, express modern, contemporary, free and decisive movements, influenced by impressionism, yet with an expressionistic twist.
Without always avoiding contours, but often with an abstract predisposition, Sokratis prefers to guide the view and perception of viewers, through intense colour correlations and an entirely personal style. The unique relationship he develops on the canvas with the colours, techniques and materials is shaped a lyricism, which is the result of the religious devotion that Sokratis Evgenidis has found in the unwritten rules of this exquisite art.
In the period 1983 -1988, Sokratis participated in several solo and group exhibitions. In 1985, he was awarded, in a national painting competition, in Piraeus, as best, younger, talented painter in Greece. His paintings can be found in art venues, hotels and private collections.