Thursday, September 4, 2014

Photometria Festival στη Θεσσαλονίκη και άλλες πόλεις




                                                                                                                                                      Η έκθεση Photometria Awards 2014 "Reflection" συνεχίζει το ταξίδι της σε διάφορες πόλεις της Ελλάδας. 4-21 Σεπτεμβρίου θα φιλοξενηθεί στην Θεσσαλονίκη στο Art Room Propaganda Rollin Co Store (Ισαύρων 7).

Oι πόλεις και οι ημερομηνίες του tour είναι:

Πάργα, Villa Rossa  20 Ιουνίου - 8 Ιουλίου 2014

Πάρος, Ξενοδοχείο Αργοναύτης 12- 30 Ιουλίου 2014

Κεφαλλονιά, Saristra Festival 8-10 Αυγούστου 2014

Θεσσαλονίκη, Art Room Propaganda Rollin Co Store 4-21.9.2014

Αθήνα, Athens House of Photography 24.9-13.10.2014

Βόλος, Πολυχώρος Τσαλαπάτα 6-23 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Χανιά, Νεώριο Μόρο (Ιστιοπλοϊκός όμιλος Χανίων) 2-9 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Άργος, Αψέντι καφέ 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2014 - 11 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Πάτρα, 22 Ιανουαρίου - 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Μυτιλήνη, 2 - 6 Μαρτίου 2015, εκθεσιακός χώρος ΦΕΜ , Πιττακού 15

Πρέβεζα, 20-29 Μαρτίου 2015
 


                                                                                                                                                  Το Saristra Festival είναι το σημαντικότερο καλλιτεχνικό γεγονός των Ιονίων Νήσων, ένα μουσικό και εικαστικό φεστιβάλ στα ερείπια του παλιού χωριού των Βλαχάτων Κεφαλλονιάς. Εκθέσεις εικαστικών τεχνών, προβολές ταινιών, σεμινάρια και διαλέξεις καθώς και δραστηριότητες για παιδιά φιλοξενούνται στα χαλάσματα των σπιτιών.                                                                                                                                http://saristrafestival.gr/ προγραμμα/παραλληλεσ-δραστηριοτητεσ/



                                        Φωτογραφία απ'τον Πολυχώρο Τσαλαπάτα στον Βόλο

Το Εργοστάσιο Πλινθοκεραμοποιίας Ν.  & Σ. Τσαλαπάτα ήταν ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα του είδους του. Τα εργαστήρια και οι βιομηχανικοί χώροι έχουν αναστηλωθεί και αποτελούν σήμερα σπάνιο δείγμα διασωζόμενου βιομηχανικού συγκροτήματος στον ελληνικό χώρο.

http://www.piop.gr/MuseumNetwork/MouseioPlinthokeramopoieiasTsalapata/ToMouseio.aspx

                             Φωτογραφία απ'την έκθεση στη Φωτογραφική Εταιρεία Μυτιλήνης 

Φωτογραφική Εταιρεία Μυτιλήνης
Πιττακού 15, 81100 Μυτιλήνη, 2251041555, photo@fem.gr

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mannequin

Mixed Media on Canvas (three panels forming a triptych, 114x46cm)
http://www.thinkfree.gr/30-χρόνια-σκετβε-1983-2013-μεγάλη-έκθεση-τω-2/

Red Despair

























Oil, acrylic and pastel on paper (two panels: each 29,7x21,0cm)

Memento Mori




































Mixed Media on Canvas, 40x40cm

In Blue


Mixed Media on Canvas, 50x50cm

The "Abstraction" paintings









This series of paintings represents the artist’s obscure inner condition in pursuit of individuality and the “absolute”. This work was the result of “inner unrest” and an overwhelming desire to express the ineffable -a kind of “mirroring” of the inner self into the material environment.

The paintings could be best described as self-signifying, self-referential entities which speak in a cryptic “imagistic” language. Potentially, the paintings could function as “portals” which transport the viewer to the realm of pure aesthetic and intellectual speculation.

There are three key recurring motifs: circular shapes, dark-coloured backgrounds and three-dimensional objects. The circle is a symbol of wholeness/ perfection and refers to the discovery of transcendental awareness. The dark backgrounds symbolize primordial emptiness, the void and the unconscious. Out of the “emptiness” emerge three-dimensional objects which with their “materiality” disrupt the two-dimensional surface of the canvas. By being incorporated into the artwork these discarded objects become “sublimated”- their formal reality is transcended and they are transformed into symbols of spiritual consciousness.

Construction 4 (mixed media, 60x50cm)
Construction 8 (mixed media, 60x50cm)
Transrational Domain (mixed media, 60x50cm)
Subsignals (mixed media, 60x50cm)
Transcendental Imagination (mixed media, 40x40cm)
Merge (mixed media, 40x40cm)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Professional Photographer August 2014


"Self Portrait" is featured in Professional Photographer (Aug 2014 issue). Catherine Connor comments:

"If inspiration, innovation and creative thought inspires you, this image will. It has all these ingredients alongside great composition and balance. The colour and tonal range is simply beautiful. It left me moved and inspired. It's breath taking."

www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sam Magazine issue 12

                  Two "Erotic Decay" photographs published in Sam Slovak art magazine issue 12.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Photometria Festival 2014



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An exhibition of 25 photos based on the theme "Reflection". Held at the Municipal Cultural Multiplex (old slaughterhouses) of Ioannina from 4 to 15 June 2014 (Mon-Fri 18:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-14:00 & 18:00-22:00).The exhibition will travel to seven Greek cities.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


SOLITUDE



Silent faces looking down on me
Isolated from everything
Is this the way for me?

The faces laugh
(I start to doubt)
Signs from above
(Show me the path)

A solitary life
A lonely death
My Choice, My Way
There’s no turning back




CRISIS


Waiting, waiting in vain
Losing hope again
Faces of despair I see
Creating agony in me

Do you believe in God?
Does God believe in me?
Answer me

Am I going insane?
Am I losing the game?

Faces, faces cold
Tormented, turned to stone
Haunting for ever
My Final Day



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A/ for Art Festival







































A/ for Art Festival at Warehouse C (Αποθήκη Γ), port of Thessaloniki (3-4 May 2014, 11:00 am onwards).
Featuring contemporary art, performances and live music.
Tickets: 8 Euros, Students/Unemployed: 5 Euros, Fine Art Students: Free

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Υγρή Σπονδή

Ανήμπορος διαβαίνω
Σ’αγκαθωτά αλώνια
‘Εχω πεθάνει μέσα μου
Εδώ και τόσα χρόνια

Εμπρός μου αδιέξοδο
Αισθάνομαι χαμένος
Στα πόδια πια δεν στέκομαι
Σωριάζω κουρασμένος

Η θέλησή μου βούλιαξε
Δεν θέλω πια να ζω
Στης Λήθης την αγκάλη
Γυρεύω να πνιγώ

Γέρος βαρκάρης έρχεται
Να με συναπαντήσει
Τα βάσανά μου υπόσχεται
Στον ποταμό να σβήσει

Σαν δόλωμα με ρίχνει
Σε σκοτεινά νερά
Και μονομιάς εισέρχομαι
Στου Άδη τη σπηλιά



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Colin Wilson: 26 June 1931- 5 December 2013


Colin Wilson was a neoexistentialist philosopher, researcher, critic and novelist. His most famous work was “The Outsider”, an analysis of the alienation of the creative individual. According to Wilson “an ‘outsider’…is a self-actualiser who wants to sidestep the demands of everyday life and get down to creation. He (or she) wants to evolve, to move on.” Wilson wrote a vast amounts of books ranging from philosophy and religion to the occult and the history of crime. 


The basic element that underpinned Wilson’s work was the desire to overcome mundane reality and reach a new level of consciousness. Many people tend to think that a typical day is rather tedious and repetitive, but in reality they are just not making the effort to analyze their situation. Wilson insisted that people aren’t one-dimensional beings but also possess the abilities of critical analysis and imagination. He suggested that if we utilized our critical and imaginative abilities we would realize that the world is a meaningful and interesting place filled with infinite possibilities. 


Wilson’s most important idea was the theory of “peak experience”: these are brief but very intense experiences in which our senses and energies seem to heighten and the world takes on a new positive meaning. Artists and creative people seem to have this type of experience when they are inspired -Wilson proposed that anyone can induce them by sheer effort of the will. He saw these “peak experiences” as indications that humans possess unrealized potentialities and believed that our primary aim in life should be to develop and expand our understanding. He never failed to stress the importance of having a positive outlook on life and opposed pessimist theories which describe life as futile and meaningless.

https://www.facebook.com/colinwilsonmemorial