KOSTAS TSOLIS Portrait 2002 - x +
TsoK2002port

CN: TsoK2002port

MT: mixed media: acrylic, glue, metal paint and charcoal on insulite (162x124x3)

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #245

DN: Mr. Kostas Tsolis - 2007

LC: ACG - Presidential Residence

CM: The art of Kostas Tsolis is figurative in the main. The Portrait of 2002 began as a self-portrait of the artist based on a photograph from his adolescence. As the work was being produced, however, its identity was erased owing to its successive layers of intervention. As a mater of fact this artwork became multi-referential, since it became informed by external references from the artist's day-to-day experience. The Portrait turned out to present only a memory of the original picture's impression. Besides, Tsolis is concerned not with representation but with the feel that materials evoke. The head, enlarged many times to a monumental degree stares directly at the viewer's eyes. The picture's surface seems to open up or enter into another dimension with a psychographical and emotional charge. Its silver color yields light and somehow references the feel of aura that the television sometimes emits.

[Megakles Rogakos 10/2007]

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

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