World Monitor Magazine April 2017 - Page 99

One's very own existence makes an art expression. You search inwards, in your memories of creative comparisons to that vital force. You search for the energy of Eros, the power of life, and you find it like in a story of Roland Barthes, you find it, scandalous and innocent, transgressive and immodest, in the thoughts of Philip Tsiaras. Gianni Monduzzi, Author, Bologna, Italy Philip Tsiaras is neither an exile nor refugee. He loves the magnificence of the American surface, the multiethnic contamination, the exaggeration of goods as well as the radicality of everyday existence, which can be a fairy tale or a nightmare. Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Curator, World Exhibition Association, Venice In Transparent Mirrors, the silvered installation is designed to conceal the danger of Tsiaras’ lethal sculptures and glass, which disguise the blow aimed at the visitor’ s heart. The visitor who does not anticipate this experience, will find himself haunted and hunted by the works of art, which are mutating, luminous and darkly fascinating. Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Curator, Venice Biennale 2003 In Tsiaras there is the impulse to inform everything that the artist touches. So much so that the subjects and their symbols ceased to be the main focus. What does become increasingly evident, is the power painting and the methodology of the image making process that superimposes itself, totally naturally, on anything the artist does. This fluidity is what Philip Tsiaras is. Marco Meneguzzo, Art Historian, Accademia di Belle Arte di Brera, Milano. Contact information Donopoulos International Fine Arts E: ifa@donopoulos.gr W: www.donopoulos.gr T: +30 2310552633 Agias Theodoras 3, 54623 Thessaloniki, Greece supported by EUROBAK 95