This body of work draws its imagery from cases of people or politicians involved in political scandals or accused of corruption in modern Greek history. Painting with traditional tools such as brushes alongside with palette knives, on canvas or linen, I attempt to re-narrate not only the story from which the painting originated (a picture or a video frame) but also a story on the material itself. The finished work reminds something of the person, the historical moment or the original story depicted, but a different, more personal narrative has emerged by deconstructing and reconstructing the primary material. I try to comment on antitheses of present-past, history-now, inside-outside, creating a finished work with an unfinished touch. The familiar faces appearing are at the same time deformed, melting into spaces and chunks of paint, playing with an image simultaneously usual yet strange and ambiguous to the viewer. I keep the imagery in contrasting states of clarity, fluidity, thickness, decay, with paint dripping, scraped surfaces and strong chiaroscuro, drawing a tale from the raw canvas, to more elaborately painted spaces, with the in-between stages of the procedure apparent. I try however to keep the procedure open and loose in order to incorporate as much playfulness and improvisation as possible. So, various media find their place into the process including sculpture, performance, drawing, collage and installation.