FRIXOS PAPANTONIOU Sun-Ray Gate 2007 - x +

CN: PaFr2007gate

MT: acrylic on canvas (80x122)

TX: inscribed with marker at rear left in English <TOP / FRIXOS PAPANTONIOU / SUN-RAY GATE / 80cmx122cm / Acrylic on Canvas>, signed below <F.Papantoniou>

DN: Mr. Frixos Papantoniou - 2008

LC: ACG - John S. Bailey Library

CM: Frixos Papantoniou has said the following about his art: "Every painting of mine is a condensation of the many paintings underneath, each functioning as an autonomous object revealing the visible traces of it's construction. With my paintings I do not want to instruct viewers what to think of but to allow them to go into their own personal journey with new experiences. As far as the subject of my paintings go, they are about the relationship between the space and the emotion I happened to find myself in at the time. After that moment occurred, all problems are pictorial. My paintings take shape through a gradual process of layering and as the internal logic of each composition unfolds, forms are defined, buried and rediscovered until the painting becomes congruent with itself." Papantoniou admits that communication with people influences and affects his composition. During the creative process the painting takes different directions, and then it clicks. In the end the result appears to be very simple. It is perhaps surprising that "the composition strengthens by taking away", says Papantoniou, "like burying things while holding on to their essence".

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2008]