Those Girls We Followed Home | Fanis Logothetis
With his photographic series entitled "Those girls we followed home" inspired by the famous poem by Charles Bukowski, Fanis Logothetis meets the artistic nude in its early form, in the beginning of 1900’s.
Without using any pretentious techniques, he transforms ordinary women in front of his lens, assisted solely by a mask. The mask as a powerful symbol, facilitates the process of visualization in many aspects and helps disregard any preconceived ideas and taboos. The spectator’s look is captivated by the intention, ex. the transition from a realistic representation to that of the artist’s own world, who has been influenced by commedia dell’arte and expressionism, as well as by the great classic photographers.
The pictures, printed directly on inox aluminum sheets, reflect the outlook and the style of the Fanis Logothetis, who seems to be indifferent towards an utterly photorealistic depiction of typical materials, such as paper or other photosensitive materials. He chooses to focus on the uniqueness of aluminum as a raw material, which is present in our everyday life both in functional and non-functional objects. With the discreet use of new technologies, our blackandwhite journey becomes colorful; with light, shapes and plasticity of the female body.
Do the girls captured by Logothetis’s lens, reveal their truth? Oscar Wilde had once said: “Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth”; is this possible?
Opening: January 16, 2008
Duration: 16 – 26.1, 2008
Hours: Monday – Friday 15:00 – 21:00 Saturday 12:00 – 16:00
25 A. Metaxa Str.,
10681 Athens Greece