Ioannidis’ painting reflects our time because he, just like any other contemporary man, is fighting to find the way of truth through the painful adventures of black labyrinth to reach the universal destination of art.
He tries to give an outlet to the devastation of emotion in the cement city that has now begun shaking the foundations of our existence.
The artist is sincere and spontaneous, in his works he requests the salvation and this makes him even bigger without much exaggeration.
Giannis Ritsos ∙ 1980 ∙ Poet
Lenin Prize — Moscow 1977