Abstract: The term ‘apophaticism’ (ἀποφατισμός) is one of the fundamental concepts for theological thinking in Christian East nowadays. In fact, it defines a fundamental gnoseological premise that directly affects the way in which thinking progresses in this tradition. In this article, we present the term’s interpretation by the contemporary Greek philosopher and theologian Christos Yannaras and the association suggested by this author regarding the contemporary Western philosophical enquiries, in particular regarding ‘nihilism’. Yannaras, in his work, drafts an epistemology of the sensorial experience, based on what he calls ‘relational ontology’ (ὀντολογία τῆς σχέσης), in the context of which the language of art takes on a genuine ontological statute.