Alice in wonderland, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2024

Alice in wonderland,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 70 cm,
2024

The journey into the dream world, a world of inner search and subconscious processes begins. In his works, Stamatis Theoharis, with his characteristic pop look and at the same time with clear references from art deco and art nouveau, opens the gates of a surreal universe that floats sometimes in the sky and sometimes in the sea. He composes images using male and female faces, naked bodies, symbols, animals with a desire to capture universal emotions that emerge “within” us, in our relationship with significant others, but primarily in our relationship with ourselves. Fear, jealousy, forgiveness, love, wounds, salvation from our inner demons, but also the defences that make us fortify ourselves whenever we are confronted with the catalytic, total transformation brought about by love relationships. The games of domination, the idealization of the love object, and the battles we daily fight with ourselves and others are brought to life. The collection comprises a collage of experiences, captured in a fluid and constantly moving way. Movement towards liberation and truth.

Battles, acrylics on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2023

Battles,
acrylics on canvas,
50 x 40 cm,
2023

Breaking down social stereotypes about gender identity and sexuality, from the boy with the earring and the naked male body wrapped in pearls, a favourite motif in the artist's collections, to the boy with the bruised face and the axe, Stamatis brings to the fore the pleasures but also the wounds, the wounds caused by connection and human friction. Images full of provocative contrasts that challenge you to surrender to the senses but at the same time to reflect on your repressed desires and the limiting perceptions of human bonds but also the bonds that follow them.

Bittersweet, acrylics on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, 2023

Bittersweet,
acrylics on canvas,
70 x 50 cm,
2023

Inwardness and eroticism are dominating the many levels of the composition reading. The leading colours are gold, blue and pink. Blue and pink for both sexes, floating on the golden background. The bright colours create a soft playful mood on one hand and on the other hand the gold adds a touch of grandeur.  A combination of feminine and masculine energy that is ambivalent. A sharp allegory between the changeful modern society and the anachronistic old age full of prejudice and propriety. The dancing movement on the bodies and the portraits wearing “halos” put the viewer in a mystical, almost cult-like atmosphere. Renaissance paintings are crafted as if on a church altarpiece with masterful precision. Like a viewer's meditation, he invites us like any other believer to “worship” our passions to forgive our sins and redeem ourselves by surrendering to our fragile nature. A pilgrimage to the god of love and to the artist himself for the opportunity he gives us to confront our “inner” sacred soul world, without social dictates and filters. Cleansing and purification.   Constantina Sykara MA psychologist - psychotherapist

Male strategy, acrylics on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2023

Male strategy,
acrylics on canvas,
40 x 30 cm,
2023

The alien Goddess, acrylics on canvas, 150 x 120 cm, 2024

The alien Goddess,
acrylics on canvas,
150 x 120 cm,
2024

The lovefool, acrylics on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2023

The lovefool,
acrylics on canvas,
50 x 50 cm,
2023

A fortress heavily guarded, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2024

A fortress heavily guarded,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 80 cm,
2024

Breaking free, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2023

Breaking free,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 70 cm,
2023

Envy, acrylics on canvas, 30 x 25 cm, 2023

Envy,
acrylics on canvas,
30 x 25 cm,
2023

Forgiveness, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2023

Forgiveness,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 70 cm,
2023

From the inside looking out, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2023

From the inside looking out,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 80 cm,
2023

Midnight decisions, acrylics on canvas, 70 x 60 cm, 2024

Midnight decisions,
acrylics on canvas,
70 x 60 cm,
2024

Temptation, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2023

Temptation,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 80 cm,
2023

To love and devotion, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2022

To love and devotion,
acrylics on canvas,
100 x 70 cm,
2022

To the rescue I, acrylics on canvas, 70 x 40 cm, 2022

To the rescue I,
acrylics on canvas,
70 x 40 cm,
2022

To the rescue II, acrylics on canvas, 70 x 40 cm, 2022

To the rescue II,
acrylics on canvas,
70 x 40 cm,
2022

To the rescue III, acrylics on canvas, 70 x 40 cm, 2022

To the rescue III,
acrylics on canvas,
70 x 40 cm,
2022

Venus in armour, acrylics on canvas, 150 x 120 cm, 2023

Venus in armour,
acrylics on canvas,
150 x 120 cm,
2023