DIMITRIS MERANTZAS To Stefanos Tavoularis 2006 - x +
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CN: MerD2006tavo

MT: chemical liquids on photographic paper matted and glazed within wooden frame by Sdralis (60x50 / F:84x74x4)

DN: Mr. Dimitris Merantzas - 2009

CM: The present artwork by Dimitris Merantzas is dedicated to Stefanos Tavoularis, a precious friend that passed away. The picture resulted from two controlled strokes of a broad brush, using chemicals onto photosensitive paper. A composition of parallelly curved lines that flow down like a river. This work belongs to the photochemical painting that Merantzas presented in a personal exhibition of his in 2006, but was not included there because of its difference. Here, in a rectangular work Merantzas removed a rectangular subset. Indeed, the hole in the picture was not made parallel to the work's external sides, but tilted so as to gives the impression that the inner void swirls due to the momentum of the diagonal force of the picture's lines.

It is worth noting that this tribute to Stefanos Tavoularis emerged retrospectively. At first, Merantzas considered the original work to be weak. The only part he was interested in was that which he removed. To the artist's surprise the present work 'touched' him, because the absent space offered an unexpected conceptual and compositional interest.

[Megakles Rogakos 11/2007]

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