STATHIS LIVANIS Square Logic 2004 - x +
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CN: LivS2004logi

MT: acrylic and ink on paper (38x29 / F:63x53x2)

TX: signed with brush at lower right <S.Livanis>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #140

DN: Mr. Stathis Livanis - 2006

CM: Stathis Livanis' Square Logic is the first variation from a series of four portraits on the theme of squared heads. The papers he used for this series are found proofs for lithographs of various square paterns. For Livanis it was a challenge to engage with paper that was already printed. The exploitation of the coincidences of the pre-existing lithographed squares and their placement onto a new composition was for the artist a creative challenge. The patterns are unified with the whole and create various relationships, such as the relationship between the prominent square with the decorative circles. Livanis admits that his aim in Square Logic was "to break from austerity". As an artist Livanis is not interested to create a character that displays sumptuousness. He places his figures in a situation of irony, satire or even comedy. He said characteristically: "I am not after comedy, but life itself inescapapbly contains the comical".

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2006]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens

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