''Those girls we followed home''
16th January 08
With his photographic series entitled “Those girls we followed
home” inspired by the eponymous poem by Charles Bukowski,
Fanis Logothetis meets the artistic nude in its early form, in
the beginning of 1900.
any pretentious techniques he transforms mainly ordinary women
in front of his lens, assisted solely by a mask.
The mask as a powerful symbol facilitates the process of portrayal
in many aspects and as a result, established ideas and taboos
are discarded. The spectator’s gaze is attracted by the
objective goal, i.e. the transition from the realistic representation
to the artist’s own world, who has been influenced by commedia
dell'arte and expressionism, as well as by great classic photographers.
The pictures, which are printed with a direct print method on
inox aluminum sheets, reflect the gaze and style of the artist,
who seems to be nonchalant towards an utterly photorealistic
depiction of typical materials, such as paper or other photosensitive
materials. Thus, the artist chooses to focus on the uniqueness
of aluminum as a raw material, which is present in our everyday
life in all its practical or non-practical forms. With the inconspicuous
use of new technologies, our black-and-white journey becomes
colorful; light, shapes and the plasticity of the female body’s
movements serve as its main vehicles.
girls captured by Logothetis’s lens divulge to
us a sliver of their truth? Oscar Wilde had once said: “Give
him a mask, and he will tell you the truth”; could this
openning: 16th January 08
curators: Georgakopoulos G. - Georgakopoulos D.
Themistokleous & Metaxa 25, 106 81 Athens
Visiting hours: Monday – Friday 15:00 – 21:00, Satudray
12:00 – 16:00
Tel/fax: 210 3817517 www.cheapart.gr
logothetis personal website:www.photographystudio.gr
Logothetis ''Those girls we followed home''