MirtaDemare Gallery Rotterdam
“A puff of air is an event”
“Unimportant, of course, I meant,” the King hastily said, and went on to himself in an undertone, “important – unimportant – unimportant – important,” as if he were trying which word sounded best.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, chapter12
With this new body of work, VasilisZografos departs from some of his earlier concerns, which revolved around man’s strained relationship to nature.
He selects, through a random, almost subconscious process, images from the Internet, which he recomposes and elaborates through painting.
By appropriating the found images that represent fleeting moments from the everyday experiences of others and through avoiding any value judgment, he produces and carefully choreographs a sequence of paintings in a characteristic grayscale.
Certain themes emerge from the resulting works with greater or lesser clarity. But beyond thematic considerations, the images coalesce in unexpected ways to suggest an internal journey: an existential quest without beginning, middle or end.
In the absence of color, everything remains indeterminate. In a way, grey suggests a kind of uncertainty, accompanied by an uncanny feeling that something invisible is close at hand.
The exhibition is installed as a sequence of images in varying shades of grey, interrupted by slightly more brightly-colored works: an initial and deliberately tentative sampling of paradigms which prompts the viewers to create their own narratives.
“A puff of air is an event” is VasilsZografos’s first solo exhibition at MirtaDemare Gallery in Rotterdam.