New Orleans is a city of celebration. It’s a city of sensuality. It’s a city of liberty and movement and I allow all that to fold into my work. My art work has been greatly influenced by the city. My primary subject matter has been the city of New Orleans. The architecture of New Orleans remains one of my favorite subjects.
Over the past thirty-five-plus years, Michalopoulos’s moody, heavily textured New Orleans streetscapes have made him one of the most recognizable artists in the city. In his fevered imaginings, buildings seem to dance and sway, the upper floors appearing to head in one direction and the ground floors in another. The inanimate seems animate, and it’s all at once enchanting and haunting … His paintings can forever change the way you see the city, and as such, his work has become almost inescapable.
-Wayne Curtis, Garden & Gun Magazine