SPYROS MOSCHOUTIS Imperceptibly They Embottled Me 2004 [R/V] - x +
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CN: MosS2004bott

MT: mixed media: silkscreen print on paper on glass, acrylic paint, wood debri, and wire (70x50x2)

TX: inscribed with felt pen at lower left in Greek <Imperceptibly they put me in a bottle / 2004>, signed <SMOSCHOUTIS>, inscribed vertically at lower right <Andy Warhol>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #164

DN: Augustus - 2006

CM: In 2002 Spyros Moschoutis presented an exhibition of works created on the basis of bottles that are used initially to water us and subsequently end up in the trash. The present work was created two years later, when the artist - worn from artistic creation - realized he was trapped inside one of his bottles unawares. He drew his portrait inside the bottle as a prison and glazed it behind tinted glass. To highlight its limits he used red color. Instead of a frame he used tape supporting sawdust. The grip of wire is part of the work and is used for transporting it as a suitcase. In the lower part of the work he drew the title I Was Imperceptibly Embottled, which is a variant of the line "Imperceptibly they have closed me off from the outside world.", in K.P. Cavafy's poem entitled Walls (1896), which Moschoutis remembers to have much influenced him.

[Megakles Rogakos 09/2007]

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

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