STELIOS LYDAKIS

Stelios Lydakis, Professor of European Art, University of Athens

In reviewing the work of Zongolopoulos in its various phases up to the present, we observe the consequence of his efforts to dominate "structural" grids of a cubist - constructivist character. In this play of light and shade there is a stretching and stressing of the light source to good effect and a calculation of its results, which the artist brings to a head in the photo-kinetic constructions on exhibit at the Hellenic - American Union.

The fact that in his abstract work Zongolopoulos creates ties with reality (at least in certain cases), giving pieces titles like "Nocturne", "Byzantine", "From a window", shows the romantic perception which also characterised him in the past.