"Nighttime in Arizona", detail, Acrylic on canvas, Phoenix - Neo Psychiko, July 2013

Night, with a huge moon and a silent starry sky above the landscape of rocks, shrubs, and cacti. A raging white horse in a blue dream runs through the Arizona desert with an upright rider, a mysterious Indian, on its back. Man has caught the animal, and the animal's momentum endangers man's balance. The silent and peaceful presence of the night and of the desert converse with the dynamic relationship between man and animal. And all those depicted are cast with the golden light of the moon.
 
"Walt Disney Music Hall", Acrylic on canvas, June 2013

The main subject of the painting is the music hall. The metal exterior of this architecturally unique building, with its characteristic lines that collide, is offered in pictorial form. Because within this building is the temple of music, we have the anthropomorphism of music as a woman. The building appears as a type of boat within which this woman stands, and which is headed toward us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ψαρότοπο 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Muse Euphrosyne, 60 x 90 cm, Encaustic Painting
 
Muse Euphrosyne, Detail, 60 x 90 cm, Encaustic Painting
 
A Child with Fever, acrylic on canvas, 2011
 
Ψαρότοπο 2013
 
"The Kiss" (Erotokritos), acrylic on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2015
"Το φιλί" (Ἐρωτόκριτος), ακρυλικό σε καμβά, 50x70 εκ., 2015
 
Georgios Karaiskakis, the famous greek hero 1821.
Georgios Karaiskakis, cuveni grcki hajduk za vreme ustanka Grka protiv Turaka 1821.
Levo u daljini se vidi Akropolis.
 
The Portrait of Dr. Dimitrios Kyriazis, acrylic on board, 2015. Father Stamatis painted Dr. Kyriazis as he arrives (after a trajectory in dark wood) to a light-house which illumines landscape and himself; it symbolizes the words his mother told him when he embarked on his life: "may you have a good enlightenment, my child". Bitten apple symbolizes life experience.
 
"Before the Moon and the Sea of Santa Barbara", Acrylic on card board, 2015
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, Mexico City 2015
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, Mexico City 2015
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, Mexico City 2015
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, Mexico City 2015
 
“Saint Justin Writing Dissertation in Athens 1926”, acrylic on board, 2010
 
"St. Luke (the Surgeon) and Albert Schweitzer", acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2016
 
"St. Luke (the Surgeon) and Albert Schweitzer", detail: Albert Schweitzer, acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2016
 
"St. Luke (the Surgeon) and Albert Schweitzer", detail: St. Luke (the Surgeon), acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"A Lady Pianist", acrylic on canvas, Athens, 2016. Fr Stamatis explains the creative desire in young lady pianist. The girl is depicted bending forward, in the moment of creativity, composing a new melody, while her eye "reads" the music, with undivided attention to the sound of piano, and the piano becomes elastic and cyclical… It is an ecstatic expression.
 
"A Lady Pianist", acrylic on canvas, Athens, 2016. Fr Stamatis explains the creative desire in young lady pianist. The girl is depicted bending forward, in the moment of creativity, composing a new melody, while her eye "reads" the music, with undivided attention to the sound of piano, and the piano becomes elastic and cyclical… It is an ecstatic expression.
 
 
 
 
"Bedouin woman", acrylic on wood, 1998.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shepherd of the Nativity, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
 
Angel of the Resurrection, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
 
"Indian", acrylic on board, 2017
 
 
 
Girl with a Brooch, Acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2017
 
King koulourtzis, acrylic on wooden board, detail, 2017
 
King koulourtzis, acrylic on wooden board, 2017
 
Expressionist faces, detail, Dormition icon, 2017
 
Expressionist faces, detail, Dormition icon, 2017
 
Expressionist faces, detail, Dormition icon, 2017
 
Expressionist faces, detail, Dormition icon, 2017
 
Paralympics winner, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
Angel on wooden box, acrylic on wood, 2018
 
A street vendor selling pastry in Piraeus (Koulourdzis from Piraeus), combination of encaustic technique and acrylics, 2018
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
 
"The Declaration of Independence", acrylic on canvas, 2018

The mother, on the left, more static, looking from above, with earrings and pearls, in hypothetical dialogue with the daughter.
 
"The Elder Abess Gavrilia with Her Angels", acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
Nikos Gavriel Pentzikes, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
 
 
Shepherd Flutist, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
The desperate (Η απεγνωσμένη), acrylic on board, 2018
 
Dostoyevsky, acrylic on canvas, 2018

At first, I was thinking of filling the background with thick snow and the hero wearing a thick vest. I rendered the face with a transparent turquoise color, peripherally, and once I saw how the face is shining from the white color of the canvas I changed and left the canvas uncolored. When I saw that the portrait is unfinished, I thought that the cold snow was rendered as if it were inside and not around it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"The captain dodges the island with a festive ship decorated with flags", 2018.
 
Inviting Zacchaeus to Come Down from the Tree, Acrylic on board, Stamatis Skliris 2018
 
Inviting Zacchaeus to Come Down from the Tree, detail, Acrylic on board, Stamatis Skliris 2018
 
Inviting Zacchaeus to Come Down from the Tree, detail, Acrylic on board, Stamatis Skliris 2018
 
Inviting Zacchaeus to Come Down from the Tree, detail, Acrylic on board, Stamatis Skliris 2018
 
An Indian on a White Horse, 2018
 
An Indian on a White Horse, detail, 2018
 
An Indian on a White Horse, detail, 2018
 
St Maximus the Confessor with a bird and a fish, acrylic on cardboard, detail, 2018
 
An Aged Man, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
A Girl Who Prays, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"Εxcessive People", detail, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, February 2019
 
"Εxcessive People", detail, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, February 2019
 
"Εxcessive People", detail, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, February 2019
 
"Εxcessive People", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, February 2019
Starting with the news about the refugees whom we consider to be "excesses", unnecessarily (since there is no place for them,) Fr. Stamatis began a dark canvas painting honoring the migrants and as repentance for neglect of their breaking stories. This image of "excessive people" will become even darker over the years to come. On the boat full of migrants in the middle of the sea, Christ is depicted with them because He participates in their martyrdom through his martyric death of the Cross... Those who drown are painted with bright faces floating in the sea and calmly expressing themselves as those who have overcome fear and terror.
 
The Little Prince
 
 
 
 
"St John the Baptist", acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
Portrait of a Friend, acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
A Portrait of a Girl, acrylic on paper, 2019
 
A Portrait of a Girl, acrylic on cardboard, California 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Captain", acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
"St. Luke of Simferopol and Crimea performs surgery", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2020
 
"St. Luke of Simferopol and Crimea performs surgery", detail, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2020
 
“A Window to the Aegean”, detail, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, April 7, 2020
 
“A Window to the Aegean”, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, April 7, 2020
Fr. Stamatis painted the painting (which continues the series with Aegean landscapes, which move him very much anyway) wondering how difficult it is for everyone to stay indoors. He proposes aesthetic solutions that open the visual horizon of any person who remains confined to four walls of one room. He suggests hanging photos and paintings on the walls with landscapes that offer our eyes wide horizons and pleasant landscapes, which amuse boredom. In fact, the painting that will function figuratively as a psychic window has a painted window, from which we enjoy the landscape of the Aegean island with the chapel, the ancient remains, and the boat and with the girl who treats us all with the desired fresh watermelon. Ontologically, we live at home, but aesthetically we also enjoy holidays in our favorite Aegean. Good endurance and blessed Pascha to everyone! May we all exit our homes, when God allows! 
 
"My Life Ascended from Corruption toward Thee, o Lord", acrylic on canvas, 2020
 
"Exupery and His Little Prince", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2018
 
 
 
St. Photius and Aristotle, acrylic on canvas, 2020
 
"The King and Ambiguous Oracle", acrylic on canvas, 2021, Stamatis Skliris
"You will go, you will (not) return, you will (not) die in the war"; ἥξεις ἀφήξεις οὐκ ἐν πολέμῳ θνήξεις. The phrase is attributed to Pythia the oracle of Delphi and signifies the ambiguity in the answers of oracles. This phrase could be taken to mean either that you were going to die or you weren't, depending on where you thought the sentence broke (after or before the word οὐκ); used even today to indicate an ambiguous meaning.
 
"Maiden 1" (Fayum style), acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2021
 
"Philosopher" (Fayum style), process, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2021
See this painting as an example of a portrait with "internal mobility". Although a fixed head is presented, it has internal mobility. This is due to 1) the intense wave of the beards, 2) the right eyebrow (as we look), a break to the right, 3) the hairs that cover the ear, 4) the "questioning gaze" characterized by great thoughtful mobility, showing the unbridled concern of the gaze which is constantly questioned.
 
Socrates, "I know that I know nothing", acrylic on canvas, 2021
It should be noted that this (ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα) is not recorded anywhere as a saying that Greek philosopher Socrates said, but only oral tradition exists, derived from Plato's account. But allow me a "poetic permission" to have painted it as an emblematic saying that summarizes the (as much as they could have it) HUMILITY OF THE ANCIENT PHILOSOPHICAL SPIRIT. And I also send a message to us "supposedly" theologians, to never believe that... we know God.
 
"The Underground Man", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2021
 
"Dostoevsky in the Prison Ship ", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2021
Attempting to trace Dostoevsky’s portrait visually, I started studying the shocking wound which I cut off the painting of the great established Greek painter Nektarios Mamais. It is not a human wound but the wound of a fig opuntia or prickly pear. Mamais painted one such wound in the plant’s body, and it referred me to the person of Dostoevsky, which revealed the spiritual injury of the writer when he was sentenced to prison. My painting “Dostoevsky in the Prison Ship” is about the wound. Although there is no wound visible to the eye on the artwork, it exists inherent in the heart of the painted long sentenced Dostoevsky. The wound and the attitude towards the nothingness hinting at the wound gave birth to the epic works of Dostoevsky. - Stamatis Skliris
 
"White Nights by Dostoevsky", acrylic on canvas, 2021, by fr. Stamatis Skliris
 
"Sonia Marmeladova", acrylic on canvas, 2021
 
"Smerdiakov", acrylic on canvas, 2021
 
“The Prophet of the Dome”, acrylic on canvas, 2021
 
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