– Hands, skin, elephants, the sun during sunset, the sun when it’s white, the sea, the open roads and the open horizons, airplanes, the silence of sleep, wild music, dogs, the blue color, New York, the land where I was born- Athens, roses before they bloom, childhood as a place, drums, tree bodies, ballet, liquid pigments, poetry and words and hand-lettering, the sound of pencils when I am writing, kisses, darkness and the female neck. –
May inspiration and updates on my canvas on tumblr. Come over and say hi!
Samantha’s grace, ease and charm best personify what I feel are the feminine qualities I am drawn into- the essence of poetic, strong women. I am currently editing a short film we did together- all of it is black and white, grainy,with the andante piano of Shostakovich.
I drew inspiration from this film by Arber Sefa, whose pace is stunning. I also had this gem in mind, but we were missing the white parrot.
Yesterday, we went to see and film Ryan’s new work at the Frieze Art Fair in New York‘s Randall’s island. Above, you can see a couple of the fresh artworks exhibited at the Team Gallery’s welcoming booth.
Life Adjustment Center, Inc. is family, happiness, wilderness, love.
Next is, Frank, Strange and moi, laughing at Marc who jumps around with the cat’s toy and the camera to take our picture.
More to follow !
I can’t say much yet, but lately I have been working on the art direction of a very exciting newborn project. The diptych above, which stands out from the very initial moodboards that I am preparing at the moment, is only a little hint!
A photograph from my new body of work. It’s from the day I filmed Ryan’s ‘Blue Falling’ billboard going up on the Highline- looking at the sun that’s coming up to light the city, at 5.45am by the Hudson.
Oh, and a bit of my handwriting too.
Cherry blossoms everywhere- I feel so content. Brooklyn, April 2013.
Ryan‘s new solo exhibition opens today in Frankfurt and it has a beautiful theme and title: ‘Running Water, What Are You Running From?’
April 9- June 1, 2013, at the Bischoff Projects.
This is a small collection of new photographs from our January shoot with my brother, Stelios, at the National School of Dance, in Athens.