Apparatuses for (Extra)Ordinary Acts (artist Charitini Gkritzali) is a sequence of depictions of the complex relationship between humans, objects and surrounding spaces. They attempt to illustrate this relationship’s present form, designate the way it is currently experienced, analyse it, and reflect over it in a descriptive or connotative manner. In this context, several factors and concepts deeply familiar to humans appear anaemic, unsound or expired: time, senses, individuality, conscience. The succession of apparatuses is cyclic. It exceeds progression and graduality, evoking doubt over its representational robustness. Ultimately, Apparatuses for (Extra)Ordinary Acts lead to the reformulation not only of human’s relationship with objects and surroundings, but with the very notion of realness and representation’s utopic nature.
Datascapes is a series of data landscapes, exploring the juxtaposition between digital information and natural environments.All artworks were produced by manipulating pixel data from various images into new forms using a technique know as pixel-sorting.
Truly born as CG Artis, Adam Martinakis creates stunning video digital artworks by looping the beauty inside absolute void
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
"Athens-based 314 Architecture Studio designed an eyewear store featuring a courtyard framed by a floating cube nestled between two exposed brick walls. Located in Chalkida on the Greek island of Euboea, the store is named C_29 / Optimist, and was designed with a gallery space in mind. Inside, white stone and concrete create a serene atmosphere, complemented by glass tables mirrors that aid the flow between exterior and interior." via iGNANT
You might remember the cliff-hanging project by Modscape published last year at Top 2014, but here is a new one concept from another studio OPA that will leave your mouth agape. Casa Brutale gives us wall-to-wall water and concrete set into cliffs above the Aegean Sea in what OPA promises will be a literally ground-breaking development.
Athens based photographer Petro Koublis explores the land that lies behind the edge of the city, outside the invisible borders of the extended metropolitan area. "This is an alternate state in parallel time, where silence seems to carry inside it a waiting, patiently whispering a long forgotten language. There is no beauty that is timeless but the timelessness of nature can reflect a new direction, maybe even a hope."
Aris Basias from Athens visited Saint-Petersburg and Moscow and made a really moving videos sharing their view on people from our cities. Really love it, especially the first part as it is my city I live in :)
iNO has been a graffiti writer since 2000. The earlier years he produced mostly letters and bombing but after 2008 he focused in developing his style in characters. He studied Fine Arts and is active as a street artist. He is working constantly to evolute his spray painting technique and produce large scale murals.
"The photographic series NAKED SILHOUETTE ALPHABET is a latin alphabet art, formed by the naked body and performance of experimental textures that depict the silhouette." says the creator Anastasia Mastrakouli
In this series the goal is to highlight the dialectical relationship between anatomy and visual arts. Each image displays the way in which the body turns into one illustrative and choreographic communication channel of a message. The body is cut off from its physical nature and is perceived as an imprint. The body shape becomes a letter through a deliberately abstract and other-worldly aesthetic.
Marianna Ignataki is a visual artist. Her work mostly consists of color pencil drawings on paper. She was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and studied Fine Arts at the Saint-Etienne Fine Art School in France.
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