Born 1943, in Valto, a village majestically located between the sea and mountains in ancient Greece, Sotirios Gardiakos, aka Garsot, was first inspired by his father's drawings when he was three years old. Over the last 60 yrs he has created paintings, sculptures and mixed media art that evoke positive feelings, express masterful techniques and showcase unlimited creativity.
Conceptual Surrealism is his creative style, but he explains his work as a movement that goes beyond the limit of his style. In Garsot's words, "I love people and I'd like to create anything that will make everyone feel good and for a better tomorrow. We must all advocate and encourage the optimistic side of art to better our world... for art is the glory of humanity, and my works' purpose it to brighten, inspire and strengthen humanity through our eyes our feelings and our thoughts. This is a movement more than a style, this is who I am as an artist."
Garsot's work is mostly expressions of realistic images in surrealism and reality. Together, the elements create a uniu expression that inspires optimistic feelings.
"Beauty and truth will be forever victorious through the arts, for the glory of humanity" - Garsot
Coral reefs used to shape the Kings and Gods of the Sea. To each beholders interpretation, as this painting reveles new shapes, meanings and beauty with every look.
Combining natural elements with photographs and mixed media, this work is to convey a fish inside the sea with moving shapes that jump out for the interpreter to see more.
The evolution of pollution, using these elements; water, sealife, and humans, that are formed from magma and the movement of water.
Woman who is posing to explore her ideas of fantasy. To be viewed and appreciate with the respect and beauty of women in all shapes and forms.
The arts of flowers and the expression that their beauty is for everybody.
A woman in the stars hovering over the universe, as the celebrated Mother Earth and to rejoice in her gifts.