time present and time past

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time present and time past

Sina 54
February 17th, 2011 - March 12th, 2011
Opening: February 17th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

+30 211 40 13 877
Tue-Fri 12-8; Sat 11-2


"...the relation of past and present (and inevitable: future) in the work of Dionisis Christofilogiannis, is critical for the way he engage the time, reality and art as aesthetic and personal experience.

Initiated from the famous introductory verse of Thomas Eliot, in "Burnt Norton", of the Four Quartets, the artist manages the significance of time as entity and presence. The artist paints figures and elements from significant paintings of Renaissance inserting at the same time figures of modern life, in a dialectic relation of the identificationconflict and division.

The bond of past with the present time through the en-thesis (and not the deconstruction or parody, as perhaps easily somebody expected), of the classical art works which  unconsciously recalled in our memory (even when they are not completely recognized or simply are implied), and the reunion of previous and latest techniques of the artist, reduce the time in time's real dimension: timeless. Searching for points of interest in the archetypal peaks of art in time past and connecting them with unstable pictures of violent, quiet, even unreal reality, he connects the common elements from each other and points out inevitably a future idol of the world as irony, hope or happiness ..." ….

by thanos stathopoulos