The Feeling of Thought
Painting/Drawing: Pastel on Paper / 125cm x 110cm
A self portrait. The reference photo is from 1987, going on a family trip from Athens to Lefkas for the easter holidays. This piece also shares its title with the artists first solo exhibition, “The Feeling of Thought”. The characteristic rendering and texture, in this work, spokes in and out of the boys head. The spokes meet in the middle in an unpredictable and chaotic way.
Part of an on-going study that attempts to visualy unify subject and space. A structuralist approach with impressionist, cubist and expressionist aspects. Through fragmentation and overlapping, there is transparency which leads to a visual unity. Even though it’s representational and done with a drawing plan, rendering the surface feels close to automatism. The surface texture is made with parameters in mind but is also spontaneous and chaotic; rules are broken as a rule. No boundaries, just line and color, drawing and painting, feeling and logic.