PROJECTS 1995-2020Dealing with concepts from my love for poetry, myth and history I have been creating art which functions as a way leading to a personal catharsis which is the end of the process in the ancient Greek tragedy.Most of my artistic production has its origins on the concepts of: place, time, poetic interpretation of reality and the personal experience of reality. To compress these issues in a conceivable narrative I use myth and allegory as a vehicle to communicate with the spectator. In the projects I have been working since 1995 there is always a topic of research that ends up with a series of artworks at a specific time period and usually are part of an exhibition with the title of the project.
Place:VariousDate:2003ConceptThe invocation of the myth of Oedipus was a result of a problematic produced upon issues like, human place, identity, passion; also the function of truth and self consciousness in the reach of freedom and redemption… Having to define the atmosphere in which being projected out of time and space the story of Oedipus appear to my judgment as the most appropriate to compress the issues I was dealing with.
PlacePorto Valitsa, Chalkidiki, GreeceDate2004ConceptThe title of the installation is “Penelope” taken from Homer΄s Odyssey of the name of the wife of Ulysses, who was waiting for her husband for 20 years depside all difficulties, as a woman of the archaic era, she had to cope with. The standing figure of a woman waiting in the front door was the final result of the research I did through drawings and maquettes. The size of the plaster figure (2.10 meters) and the metal construction was in harmony with the scale and the atmosphere of the landscape and the rock it was placed on, symbolizes the island of Ithaka. The serenity of the figure reflects the character of Penelope who depside the difficulties and suffering she kept the peace in her heard with a strong belief in the expecting reunion with her beloved husband.
PlaceNicosia, CyprusDate2010ConceptThe installation pictures the moment of the sudden return of the exile to his homeland and the intimate people who have been waiting for years. It is consisted of three sculpture figures organically placed on a stage-like space which is a metaphor for the place of return. The syntax of the Oikos (Home) is analysed in the following spatial elements: the Corridor, the Door, the Room and it is presented in a minimal way deprived of descriptive details.
PlaceCavo Greco, CyprusDate1995ConceptIt is a project that was fulfilled within the limits of an inward search dealing with matters of Locus, History, Myth, Poetry, and the Metaphysical dimension of reality. The result was a land-art project in the landscape of cape Greco in Cyprus where a sequence of spatial elements represents my poetic interpretation of the local history.
PlaceNicosia, CyprusDate2008ConceptThe title of the project is a comment on the prevailing disturbance constantly existing in the history of mankind, where peace is in fact an interval between periods of war. Therefore, even in moments of peace man is always in memory of the war and its consequences. The Artistic language I use embodies the knowledge of history of art but in order to avoid historicism I use unconventional materials to give the sense of the tragic and ephemeral. The axis of my work is the human presence as it is crystallised in the classical literature, which creates characters -archetypes with which contemporary man can identify himself with.
PlaceCyprusConceptA monument designed for the remembrance of a fatal military aircraft accident in Cyprus. The concept was a reference to the archetypal Greek myth of Icarus, a mythological character who was killed after his artificial wings were destroyed when he flied near the sun, despite his father Daidalus’s instructions. The monument is composed of two main spatial elements a square surface slightly inclined and an upright cross like metal construction that create stability and dynamism. The tragic figure of Icarus sculpture is placed to the composition organically as an armless figure which has a pair of metal wings instead of arms adding tension in the composition.
PlaceCyprusConceptThe concept of my proposition for an anti-war monument has its origin on the child’s view on the war and its consequences. The image of a child which tries to meet the void that his missing father has created by his absence, is a strong icon that becomes the symbolical image for the Child s unredeemed soul. The image of a missing man is cut out of a metal panel as an abstract outline and the sensitive child’s figure with his hand extended is like trying to meet the “the absence”, or entering through the void in a different world where he can find answers to his existential embarrassment.
PlaceKentDate2000CONCEPTIt is a project realized after a research on the classic tragedy of Euripides Helen as a theme in order to find solutions in matters of figure and space. I tried within a sculptural syntax to create a narrative that compresses the atmosphere of the ancient text of the Greek poet. Thus, I used a morphology which is a mixture of archaic, primitive and modern in order to transfer the narrative to the eyes of a contemporary viewer. The gesture and materials were kept minimal in order to leave space for the poetry to prevail. the mythological basis of the tragedy of Euripides is the story of Helen that did not ever went to Troy, instead, she was kept in Egypt by Aphrodite mourning for the injustice of the Gods.