„I perceive that the field of arts and culture has been flattened.“
Wie bist Du zur Kunst gekommen?
I can remember getting involved into art and crafts since year one. As a child, I used to create the illusion of myself sleeping or sitting on a chair, useing clothes and pillows. It was a childhood game but this way, I could trick my mother's attention and missguide her to the wrong ''me''. I started going to a painting workshop at a very young age. In my teenage years I attended architectural drawing lessons for 4 years and this was also the moment I became involved into graffiti. When I was at univeristy studying Informatics and Telecomunications I knew that something was missing. It was the inner necessity for expression through matter, and the way art questions the world, both limited in virtual reality . Having left the field of programming, I entered the School of Visual and Applied Arts of AUTH in 2015, mastering sculpture. Today I m doing my internship as a curator in a Berlin gallery.
Welchem Themenfeld der Ausstellung fühlst Du Dich mit deinen Arbeiten am ehesten zugehörig?
Sichtbarmachung gesellschaftspolitischer Themen
Warum hast Du Dich auf „Imagine Transparency" beworben?
It is the first time I 've seen an open call that has so many questions in common with subjects that concern my work, thus everyday life. I perceive that the field of arts and culture has been flattened. Nowadays 'everything is art and everyone is an artist' in the pantheon of technology, as long as they can make a profit to the financial units and entertain consumers.
Kurzbeschreibung Deines eingereichten Projekts:
¶-A- C-na-Ψ: Through this sculptural installation, I seek to render stages and levels of brain synapses, which are involved in and determine artistic creation.A surgeon cuts and penetrates the body with his instruments. He dramatically reduces distance and interacts with the material substance. I attempt, with my attention focused on the human vehicle, to locate, x-ray and then map elements that operate and play out, in the distant, borderline, obscure scene of the human intellect. ¶-B- Radicart (exhibition): Artist-to-artist discussions, reflecting and analyzing their work and radical action inside and outside digital space.We study the relations between works of art and its influence on human consciousness.The common ingredient that Radicart identifies, is the radical confrontation and "disturbance" of a common, finite observation of the image and the work of art.Let us reflect on how art and its applications can and do affect us, individually and collectively.
Was oder wen siehst Du aktuell nicht in „der Kunstszene“ bzw. was fehlt Dir?
Art that has the ability to unite diefferent groups of people in an essential way, creating food for thought and questioning norms and authority of each season. Art that has memory and does not squint or compromise in the name of fame and glory.
Kannst Du von Deiner Kunst leben?
Wo können wir Deine Kunst „in echt“ sehen?
Most of my work is currently in my country house in Marathon, Greece. A large sculpture is located in the courtyard of School of Visual and Applied Arts of AUTH and some of my printmakings are in private collections. I m currently working in microsculptures and a series of documentation - in the form of paintings - in Berlin.