CM: Dimitris Gizinos' Humanscape is from a series of works on the theme of the human figure. Herewith, Gizinos focuses of the face. In keeping with the artist's intention the details of the face are subdued, while its characteristic features are rendered in an abstracted manner, in order to evoke a broad sensation of its expressivity. The work was executed with a feel of improvisation within a conceptual frame. As Gizinos characteristically said: "It is as if 'unscrupulous' decisions are made in a particular context". Eventually the figure is delivered from the framework that defines it, and acquires a non-dimensional freedom. In this instance, Gizinos aimed his photograph to result from random circumstances, without preliminary study on the subject, location and time of production. Hence the classic questions concerning the artwork - what, where and when - turn to become obsolete. Gizinos enjoys to control the element of chance in his art, through a series of technical processes by hand. He works with photographic slides, which he projects onto surfaces, subsequently paints over, and eventually re-photographs. Such treatment does not simply aim for an 'effect', but adds to the original material visual and conceptual dimensions which meet his standards. Owing to his reaction both to photography and video art, for adopting a televisual aesthetic, Gizinos resorts to a technique by hand, which differentiates the artistic production and yields a result of metaphysical quality. Gizinos wish is for the visual work not to finish at its technical completion, but for its inner vibration to become evident in the beholder's eyes. A work with respect for art offers endless readings, provided the viewer allows himself freedom.
[Megakles Rogakos 01/2008]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens