"We are fortunate that Phil Joanou’s eyes have been opened so wide, and that he has seen fit to
paint dreams as a salient form of truth"
"No doubt, Joanou is a social commentator of great depth, stalwart technique and unflinching prophecy"
Gerrit Henry, former contributing editor to Art News
and reviewer for the New York Times and others.

"Joanou finds the contemporary in the ancient stories, giving them a reality that is utterly new. His
powerful paintings give new passion and verve to old stories."
Jonathon Goodman
Critic for Art in America, Art on Paper and others.

"His most bracing paintings teem with humanity"
Bill Zimmer
D’Art International

"Joanou's canvasses depict deeply philosophical visual subjects
peppered with tongue-in-cheek humor and superb artistic skill.
Joanou's art stops viewers in their tracks, making them pause to enjoy
and contemplate each profound scenario."
Roberta Carasso, Ph.D
International Art Critics Association

"Joanou seems to speak from a world that celebrates all that is complex about our collective psyche."
Julianna Thibodeaux

"Phil Joanou, in his attempt to combine a painterly tradition with a contemporary touch, has provided us
with a vibrant tribute to women."
Nancy Mozor
Los Angeles art critic