COSTAS EVANGELATOS Bodygraphic 1989 - x +
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CN: EvaC1989body

MT: silkscreen print on paper (41x30)

ED: 20 of 49

TX: inscribed with pencil at lower left of picture <20/49>, at lower center <«Bodygraphic» by Costas>, signed at lower right in Greek <Costas Evangelatos>

DN: Mr. Costas Evangelatos - 2002

CM: Costas Evangelatos' Bodygraphic is a series of lithographs on the theme of writing on the human body where symbols reign supreme. Although a man's thigh is presented on a first plane, nonetheless the picture consists of a unique combination of geometric forms comprised of numbers, letters, and patterns. The visual noise of the background is based on density and thinness of the algebraic formula 'yš' which is a variable in a variable power. The body conceals symbolic patterns, such as letter 'w' (omega) and forms of arrows. The translation of such symbols is based on a plural interpretation, which does not preclude a sexual dimension. Arrows, in the art of Evangelatos, stand as much for caress as penetration. Their purpose is not to be de-codified as scripture. With their upward and downward direction, arrows suggest the condition of the mood and the expression. The cloth, part of which is visible just about, is adorned with dots, which in heraldic language implies gold. Evangelatos' main preoccupation is to combine picture and text in a way that both may cohere.

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2005]

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