From simple depiction to metaphysical realism

In my latest work which I presented in my last two exhibitions (1978 and 1979), I was asked how I could describe this phase of my work – myself. I replied almost spontaneously that I would give it the description of 'metaphysical realism', because at this period this is precisely my inner need: that is, through realism to express the metaphysical dimension of things.

I have always believed and I continue to believe that the soul of man encloses holiness within itself. If, then, the soul imprints its image on art, then art possesses holiness and is sacred. From such a viewpoint, the matter of art becomes for me one of the most sacred needs of man, whose unique purpose is the spiritual dialogue, not now for redemption, but for catharsis.

Zygos, November – December 1979