Manos Stefanides writes: “Konstantinos Tolis’ paintings stand between an intrinsic, yet not easy,
decorativeness and a tendency to challenge all dominant clichés, graphics and easily assimilated structures of the geometrical form. Tolis’ paintings, being so exhaustively designed, have the luxury of standing seemingly motionless, while a tempest is raging in the inside. Those are the landscapes of the soul and desire I suggested earlier. He ends up as a “tranquil” expressionist, by choosing the most peculiar path, following the most personal and “explosive” expressionism – bringing in mind the way the historian Thucydides “calmly declared himself an atheist”, although he kept fighting with the meta-physical – laws of the dark goddess History and the unbeatable fate of men… This characteristic feature rises from the defiance of all established “norms”, giving his already particular style, a very
interesting, non-artisanal feeling, as if his works were created electronically… They are images that shape us from within, if you understand what I mean. In conclusion, I would like to stress the fact that Konstantinos Tolis promotes an idea I always believed myself: that painting has always had one and only one mission, to color the invisible before the eyes of men”.