NIKOS TSAROUHAS Nature 2009 - x +

CN: TsaN2009natu

MT: oil on canvas (50x70 / F:54x74x3)

DN: Ms. Maria Tsarouha - 2009

LC: ACG - Arts & Sciences, Sociology Department, Office #501

CM: Nikos Tsarouhas' Nature extends his train of thought for the series Crocodiles and Alligators, which is the artist's visual take on his zoological research in the natural element. Tsarouhas is interested not to represent a state, but to infiltrate the mind of the animal and his picture to express of its character. Tsarouhas perceives his colors as if they originated in the Creator's palette. The vivid colors evoke an unpretentious sincerity - yellow expresses the heat of the sun; while blue does not necessarily represent water but the result of the game that the sun plays on the shadows. The struggle of colors reveals the subject's origin, climax and conclusion. Colors are fermented as if they are living material. All the colors appear in their most acute manifestation. There is a balance of warm and cool colors. In some areas the colors are clean, in others they mix, and yet in others they prevail over others. Tsarouhas is also interested in the environment's camouflage, the mixing of elements in nature. To distinguish the elements he differentiates textures and gives shapes character. The natural landscape becomes subconsciously psychedelic. The subject of Tsarouhas' Nature is ecology, in the sense of balance between the four key elements - earth, fire, water and air. It expresses Tsarouhas admiration for the ways in which nature resists time and harmonizes all its elements. Some of its parts of retain their morphology, while others change to adapt to evolution.

[Megakles Rogakos 10/2009]