CM:Insula Utopia belongs to a series of works by Giorgos Stathopoulos on the theme of a figure personifying a city. This face represents a city of oneiric dimensions. The city is composed of buildings in a variety of architectural orders. Greek, byzantine and modern styles embrace one another, and form an organic whole. By poetic licence, this city is an 'insula utopia'; an imaginary island laden with civilization in the midlle of nowhere. From the depths of the island emerges an enigmatic visage: it looks like a sculpture, but it is also alive; it looks melancholic, but perhaps it is not; it looks feminine, but it could as well be a boy. Its hair is adorned festively with leaves and flowers, which are also more ideal than particular. The gaps on the painting's background refer to a transient world; revealing the passing from one condition to another. The author feels that "at some stage in the future, Insula Utopia will not even look like what the picture is currently showing."
[Megakles Rogakos 07/2006]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens