In Papaioannou’s work, we can distinguish the deconstruction of the bodies and forms: decollage –
fragmentation – detachment – intersection – displacement = scarification, movement – time, dissolution,
flow and re-synthesis. The visual surface is transformed into a kind of atlas where each snapshot can be
read as an independent narrative, while being part of an integrated structure. We are at the perimeter and
at the centre at the same time. The contrasting colours, sometimes intense and conflicting, and sometimes
soft and pastel, with the dew and freshness of a modern perception in ideas of painting, transmits a
musical air that rightfully belongs to the future, since painting is not over and will never end. As D.
Dimitriadis says: “Anything that seeks its end can only find it where it is lost. In its beginning.”
Efthimis Lazongas (Sorbonne University –Paris I –Pantheon, History of Art Professor at ASFA,
Master’s in Visual Arts).