The leveling force of “Time Effecting” creates a never ending evolving situation, out of which the special moments that are isolated, define the human history, specifying the experiences, the mentality, the psychology and finally the future of each and every one of us. Time is affecting everything and we act as witnesses who notice its effects; it is the ultimate regulator of all life in universe: children are born and getting older, groups of people are united for a common purpose and then partitioned, small places turn into large cities and then destroyed, wars define countries and natural disasters ravage human race, economical situations are changing living standards, scientific developments lead to miracles. The effects of time identify any area of life.
Dimitris Fragakis in his paintings, drawings and digital sculpture prints, collects a few seemingly random moments and presents them through a symbolic connotation. Borrowing much of his produced imagery from newspapers & rubbish magazines, internet spams and personal photography collections, he tends to minimize the visual impact of realist imagery in favor of abiding illusion of time and space. He approaches the indissoluble living situations, taking people into a new state of spirituality. Focusing in an imaginary body armor that could be designated as a protective shield against the ceaseless force of time, attempting to express the man’s anguish of being mortal in an immortal developing world and promoting the caustic and tragic side of the future reality as an unsafe area.
Alexandros Lambrovassilis with his ongoing project of “Ellinikon” that was completed in a six years period, documents the progressive collapse of the former International Airport of Athens and the compelling effects of time, as imprinted in the actual state of the aforetime busy area. In his persistent exploration, the artist is following the thread of collective memory and he is reliving glorious moments by photographing the remains of human activity in the district that compose the symbols of an era that has come to an end. This work aims to raise awareness for the necessity and the importance to preserve and reintroduce through time the historic thread and collective memory of a previously familiar place, in the process of transformation for the new use.
Konstantinos Stamatiou by his work in three dimensions comments on the multiple range of time effects. One of these is the financial impact of the volatility results in the stock markets’ environment, supporting the motto that fears and anxiety are provoked by the data received from world events. Given impetus by a graph printed in The New York Times illustrating imbalances in salaries/earnings/profits of multinational corporations during the financial crisis, he starts to create his art pieces using a wide variety of colors, shapes and materials which encompass even broken glass from the violent demonstrations of 2009 in Athens. His main objective was to collate the significance and multidimensionality of the financial effects in time, in order to define a more skilful mental state in which to proceed.
Artists: Lamprovasilis Alexandros, Stamatiou Konstantinos, Fragakis Dimitris
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