“[…] To better grasp the meaning of symbols and their place in the artist’s work, one should take into account his hometown milieu and his childhood experiences.
[…] What characterizes Gounaropoulos’s painting is its deep tranquility. Despite the dynamism of the figures emerging from his seascapes –the rocks, women, vessels, houses, trees, flowers– water, by its presence alone, lends its own peculiar dimension in every work, the dimension of a world encompassed by a totally serene and peaceful infinity.
[…] Nothing is more indicative of the introvert nature of the artist’s inspiration than the female figures he depicts.
[…] Another element that amply shows the dynamism and plastic expressiveness of his art is the number and variety of flowers he has painted over the last twenty years. Gounaropoulos’s flowers, even when depicted alone, symbolize the whole human adventure”.