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The artworks of Panagiotis Messinis join in a concrete traditional style, the classical with a concrete sketch and theme.  His pictorial themes, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still lives, compositions, in their entirety, all from the Hellenic place, are bright and happy and they create a pleasant impression to an art lover viewer.
   Artistically we would say that the artworks of the artist Panagiotis Messinis enroll in the impressionistic movement and they are characterized by the precision of sketching and the tonic harmony of colours.
   Uncontradictably, the artist possesses the mystics of the painting art and of course the laws that govern it and his entire work behaves and faithfully follows the rules of painting.  A particular characteristic of his ability could measure up to the finishing up with great detail his painting themes, even in the smallest pictorial surfaces.  A technique that demands the skillfulness similar to the one used on a miniature.
   Another remarkable detail is the way he correctly and efficiently handles light. All of his works are lit correctly, a factor that offers and justifies his art themes with consequence and creates the sensation to the viewer, that this is the kind of painting that has to do with and is associated with a kind of poetic impressionism, while parallel is also related to the expressionist movement.
   Other particular characteristics of the artist would be that of the form of the colours with which he steadily offers a unique origin of a beneficial approach of the human soul, the expression of his internal content.  In short, the dignity of the internal need of the artist.
   With all of these positive facts, we could say unreservedly, that Panagiotis Messinis paints and obeys the rules of painting and he is successful in easily expressing his artistic uneasiness and problems and still at the same time presenting his own message.
   It’s easy to understand the art theme of his works, a fact that can satisfy the pictorial interests of even an untrained viewer.
Panagiotis Karampelas, Critic of Speech and Art



 The psychographic mood that characterizes the work of the artist Panagiotis Messinis is primarily based on his mood to surface the inner self, to use it and paint it.  The beautiful and sensitive psychic world of the artist is depicted in his work, his poetic sensitivity, the lyricism that emerges from these, the skillful use of colours that are reflected sometimes bright and other times dark with harmonic shades of the volumes, give the measure of his artistic knowledge and his intense sensitivity.
   His artwork is the result of a vigorous artistic endeavor of complexity and sensitivity that solidly carries the personal stamp of the artist.
   The persistent search for the real, the realistic dare, and the absolute balance of the volumes offers a result that moves and is challenging to the viewer.
   The artist Panagiotis Messinis confides through his works of art the wandering of his inner psychic world with simplicity and carries away the viewer in his own simple and real world, creating a feeling a safety and trust.
   With his accession in the depth of things he reveals new dimensions in relation to his space, the landscape, the sea, the human and with his peculiar style the materialization, revealing strong psychic dynamics in his works, which he surrounds in an atmosphere of serenity and peace that causes awe.
   The colour tones change to echoes of some internal terminology and the artist doesn’t get separated from his original goal, truthfulness and warmth.
   The viewer even if he doesn’t realize the real message of the artist, can draw his own personal messages from his works, according to his different desire or uneasiness.
   His works take on a general character because he skillfully installs the human dream in his work of art. The dream that always inspires the fantasy and approaches the feelings.
   His ability for composition is admirable because it’s capable of communicating with any admirer and the success becomes complete at this: that his works don’t attempt to approach a human circle but they try to cause thoughts and become
objects of observation through the “art” that you learn to observe.
Dimitra Sarri, Art Historian




The works of Panagiotis Messinis tell a small story which is depicted in a masterly way by the artist, presented so that the theme and the form match harmonically and give the desired result.  The sensitivity and the talent of the artist appear in each one of his works.
   The thing though that submits and moves is the attempt by the artist to create the presupposition of carrying out an open communication between the viewer and his art, an attempt that originates from the artist’s personal research in the world of art.
   The art of Panagiotis Messinis starts from an object which is the feature that creates the excitement that slowly from various activities of analyzing, composition, deducting – is transfigured into a painting.  A painting that stands alive and continues its life through the eyes of the viewers.  Friendly faces in the majority, landscapes full of memories, seas stormy or peaceful, flowers, and common objects compose the world of the artwork of the artist.
   The paintings of his landscapes lose all the controlled structure except for the forms and the colours.  His surfaces, rich in the gamut of colours, acquire an independent dubious sensation of peace.
   In the paintings of the artist, the viewer observes the playfulness of light and shadow while the colourful motives challenge feelings of romanticism and searches in the memory of other times.
   The colour gamut and the way that he presents his forms in his compositions put his works in the impressionistic movement.  He uses small and quick brushstrokes that create colour tones on the canvas.  In this way many details of the theme are not depicted, but only the general characteristics.
   He emphasizes the way that the light reflects on the objects and he presents the themes with a kind of unique interest.
   Rarely does he use black, only in cases where it is a part of the theme.   The entire work of Panagiotis Messinis has interesting dimensions that if one wants to explore them, then one can perhaps find in them, a piece of himself.
Giannis Zografakis, Art Historian

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