This series of photography based artworks refers conceptually to where electromagnetic radiation meets and reveals matter. Horizontal forms of depiction of light, an immaterial element, are mixed in a compositional procedure with matter; captures of details that were drawn from various fields, such as architecture, biology, the natural environment and objects of everyday life. These strata reveal textures that alternate vertically, creating sequences. Colors’ mixings and degradations, as well as interchangeable depth of field given by different light intensities combined with forms of various shapes and different opacities, create almost an illusion of highly textured columns. This layering that is developing in three directions, width, height and ‘depth’, also creates, subconsciously and through the neurophysiological pathway of visual perception, an amalgam of thoughts, ideas and sentiments. The fusion of all the above allude to the immense mental, psychological and spiritual diversity we humans ‘house’ with our skin. Through this exploration and taking in consideration the effects of light, color and form, the works acquire additionally also a metaphysical aspect. By questing beauty in light, form, space, color and materiality, this conversion of the arrayed elements into abstract harmonic structures can be seen as a ‘mapping’ of our inner immaterial world.
Tolis Tatolas, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons)