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Leaving Utopia - Brother


artist | Nikolas Ventourakis

2013

Photography / Edition of 10

50.8 × 61.0 cm / 20.0 × 24.0 in

C-type print.

Part of award winning 'Leaving Utopia' series.

The central point in Ventourakis’ work is the denial of a resolution and an invitation to consider artworks that might have a documentary value as abstract creations of situations onto which ... Read more
C-type print.

Part of award winning 'Leaving Utopia' series.

The central point in Ventourakis’ work is the denial of a resolution and an invitation to consider artworks that might have a documentary value as abstract creations of situations onto which we project what is recognisable and familiar to us. Ventourakis’ fascination lies in our need for stories to be conclusive. He is interested in apparent, simple pictures that cannot and do not explain a given situation.

It is easy to fall into misinterpretations of his projects and make assumptions when the information provided is just short of having a clear conclusion and the viewer and participant has to fill in the missing blanks. On the first reading, those blanks are confronted by using a conventional abstract knowledge previously acquired and commonly based on the prevailing narrative created by the media or social upbringing. With the realisation that all pointers that could help resolve the narrative are missing we are asked to reconsider and question what we are really looking at. In this way a line of inquiry is opened to us to use the dissatisfaction of being denied a resolution towards questioning the instinctive conclusions. Read less
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