As Christos paintings become more minimal, they do, at the same time, project more strength. And the tension they evoke can be strong.
The sure and confident brush – stroke, even when they are just a few seemingly delicate marks, have an innate power, suggesting that the weight of the whole canvas is supportive of the image; implying considerable concentration on all areas.
Not a dash, line or empty space is without an essential message.
Occasionally a partly known image breaks through, but, there again, it is the deceptive simplicity which holds the attention.
The canvas becomes a welcoming space giving air to, and yet, also welcoming the colour of applied paint.