Studio of Archeo-virtual Spritings
September 20 - November 9, 2019
September 20, 5-7pm
Greek artist Vasilis Zografosâ€™ new paintings reveal the mediumâ€™s enduring relevance by examining the tension between memorialization and design, commemoration and utility, reflection and affordance, in a series of oils on paper that draw upon an archaeological rather than a Modernist tradition.
Surpassing stale assertions of paintingâ€™s demise, Thessaloniki-based artist Vasilis Zografos demonstrates the mediumâ€™s contemporary relevance through a series of studies on the tension between memorialization and design, commemoration and utility, reflection and affordance. His works jump the track from a Modernist to an archaeological tradition, trading in the mediumâ€™s auratic mastery for the unfinished virtuality of plaster casts, archival reproductions and mediated displays, left to surreptitiously collect, in the painterâ€™s studio, the material gravitas of imprints, patina and dust.