It's been a while, but after a tricky start, I'm in the middle of some macabre figurative art for Paul Newman's MONSTER CLUB show. It's reminded me how satisfying drawing is, so pencil art will definitely make a re-appearance in my repertoir over the next year.
Below: TRIBUTE TO HR GIGER ( detail ), pencil on cartridge paper ( Work In Progress ).
CURATED BY THANASSIS MOUTSOPOULOS & IOANNIS N. ARHONTAKIS
Could there possibly be a more beautiful setting for an art exhibition than the Venetian Church of St. Rocco, in Chania, Crete? In which case, it's also powerfully ironic, given the location, the subject matter, and that 2014 has been a year of global conflict and upheaval. My work ( see photographs ), is a series of digital collages. To make these, I took apart a schematic diagram of an Israeli-made Galil machine gun, and using duplication and repetition, created a series of exploding mandalas out of the various gun parts. You can see the work in more detail further down this article.
All photographs: Lamprini Boviatsou ( check out Lamprini's amazing art here ).
GUN DIAGRAMS: CLOSE-UPS ( Alexi K Artist, 2013 ).
Many thanks to Ioannis and Lamprini. The show looks great!