New York based, Greek artist Panos Tsagaris burst onto the art scene in 2005 with his first solo exhibition "Theanthropic" and has since embarked, both artistically and personally—as these are undeniably intertwined, at least in Tsagaris’ case—on a journey of continual transformation towards a higher state, a “state of Catharsis” in the artist’s own words.
Drawing on the fields of spiritualism, esotericism and the Occult among others, his artistic process can be compared to that of an alchemist, as curator at large at MADRE Museum Eugenio Violahas poignantly observed, combining disparate elements, from contemporary life to quantum physics to mystical traditions, in order to achieve a masterfully calibrated equilibrium. This artistic-cum-alchemist transformational process aims at “capturing and expressing the restlessness and magic that exists in the soul of all of us” as the artist explains, in order to “elevate our ‘impure’ self to the level where it can reunite with our ‘Divine’ essence”.
“Let The Sun Protest” exhibition at Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery, Rome
Installation photos by Giorgio Benni