Saturday, December 3, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This is the continuation of a series of works with two dimensional perspective, attempting to borrow elements from the Kandinsky School of painting, readjusting geometric shapes in configurations that balance themselves in the eye.
This particular one is not named yet, for I intend to complete the series before naming all paintings, in an a posteriori mode.
Many friends are telling me they see a rooster, a clock, a moon and a bridge in here. :)
Saturday, October 1, 2011
For additional watercolor/photography works, please don't forget to watch my two old YouTube videos.
Unfortunately, I created the videos with an old software, but the collections are pretty much robust and nicely shown. I am not very proud, for the slideshows are very simplistic, because I lacked adequate technical background on how to make them look better! But at least they show a nice aspect of my work...:)
The watercolors shown here, belong to three major projects, the one is termed: "monsters and constructions", while the second one is named "the simplistic mind trilogy"; for the latter I have included two of the three pieces of the trilogy in the slideshow (the two watercolors with the sun resembling a ring in the upper part). The third project is called "the mote in mother's eye", and I have included the still life painting at the very last slide (I have also pasted this painting in the blog earlier).
As far as the photography project is concerned, I have named it "Light Captured" and it contains a total of 13 photographs, all taken before I leave Greece, and were slightly manipulated in Photoshop, in terms of contrast and mid-tones.
I hope you enjoy the accompanied music, whatsoever.
Monday, July 25, 2011
This is the beginning of a new style of drawing through watercolors; the project is described as "exploring Kandinsky through watercolor painting". One of my initial attempts to capture geometric shapes without any profound meaning in a harmonic concept by placing them the one in close proximity to the other. As Kandinsky has been drawing in one of his later periods, exploring the effect of straight lines, curvy lines, triangles, spheres, hemispheres, rectangles and other geometric and non-geometric two-dimensional entities, to the human eye, I tried to develop my own technique in a relevant way. Obviously, mimicking this great artist, what we may see is the depiction of an alternative ego and personal signature.
This painting is not yet entitled, for I am waiting a series of them to be completed and then provide titles to all. There is a nice thought, as well, behind this series, to write a small poem for each one of the works that will describe a non-subjective point of reference, after completing the painting and simply observing it.
Monday, June 13, 2011
This is a watercolor painting, completed in Toronto during winter of 2010-2011 and is termed as "dream complex". Being illustrated through dark-pale green and blue, this painting is characterized by a pessimistic cliche background, most probably oriented in a waterworld environment. I wasted lots of colors to achieve such dark and color-rich areas at the level of the horizon, since watercolor is generally less condense.
The cave depicted on the right has been described as also demonstrating and illustrating an alive entity, with the upper tunnels as "eyes" and the lower bigger tunnel entrance as "mouth". The two figures on the left seem to even be erotically intertwined or fighting for dominance to each other.
I was quite skeptical and tortured by certain things, when I drew this.
This painting has been incorporated in the series "the mote in mother's eye".
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Another artwork belonging to the "red" project.
Face was sharpened with high contrast and reduction of midtones. Brightness was generally reduced and particularly enhanced only in the constrasting edges.
Yes, she is looking down... :)
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Oh, how we laughed! at your service
at your rights, accumulated credits...
at your scars, at your skin, skinned from inside out.
Fulfilling your own agenda.
Oh, how we laughed! at your armies
at your plastic little soldiers, at your feelings...
at your carpets, at your vomit, whiskey bottles.
Empty glasses, without traces.
Oh, how we laughed! at your distance
Distant, at your calls, at your cause,
Fullfilling your cruel agenda.
Oh, how we laughed! at your children,
born at stake, never there
Oh, how we laughed! at your placenta,
your cold-blooded trophies, your agenda.
Oh, how we laughed, at your agenda.
Oh, how we laughed.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
This is one of the pretty much early works of mine, belonging to a larger series of works called "The Mote in Mother's Eye". In contrast to the series "Monsters and Constructions" which included paintings with alien objects that were well-circumscribed, this series has works that depict a surrealistic and abstract view of nature in a more free form.
Still, I always like giving a fake representation even to real concepts like mountains, cliffs and rivers, as shown here. If for example someone notices the sky, he will immediately realize that I used very strange colors that they are absent from realism-paintings that the sky is drawn. Also, it is evident sometimes that colors within the sky change very drastically, without a smooth gradient applied there, giving the impression that the sky is not real but there is a canvas behind the mountain.
Another deliberate misconception applied in this painting is the disorientation of the theoretical light source. If someone notices the small cliffs on both sides of the river, the lighter brown on the left side of the mountain, as well as, the lighter sky colors on the left side of the painting, he/she could easily tell that the sun is probably on the left side of the paintingthrowing light over these objects from a big angle (around 60-70 degrees). However, the beams of light seem to have obtained a totally different direction, as well as being hidden behind smog, as shown in the upper right corner of the sky.
The work is entitled "river" and is the first of this series.