Interviews | September 23, 2022 |

Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos

Interview: Kostas Spiropoulos
Luca Curci
talks with Kostas Spiropoulos during VISIONS, third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, at Palazzo Albrizzi – Capello.

My long journey of painting began with the depiction of the landscape of the open space using materials of Byzantine hagiography in an attempt to synthesize the past with the present urban space. For me, the urban landscape suggests an articulated statement of culture but also communication within a field where I can negotiate and reconsider individual freedom, because I believe that the way human communication is conducted, is a relief image and measure of the culture of people and societies. The expressionist and surreal elements are evident in my painting which has been influenced by pop culture, figuration Libre and graffiti, in my attempt to present a diverse and direct reflection of modern society. My visual writing often uses the human figure and the form of object trouvé and connects it with figurative elements of the street and the ephemeral. Through floating symbols, letters and words I become a signal painter wanting to lead the viewer to the general interpretation environment and propose a new interpretation. Many times with the vehicle of discreet and creative humour I touch on vital issues such as the city limits that threaten the natural landscape, the violence on the streets, the aesthetics of television and the media. A new condition of things is produced by reading my works.

Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos

Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Kostas Spiropoulos –
After constant work, following currents and intense introspection.

LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
KS –
To express my concerns, my reflections and visions of the new that inevitably comes. The ritual is characteristic and connected with the technique followed.

LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
KS –
The artist expresses an articulated statement of culture and interpretation of the world. The artist and his work contribute to the communication and understanding of man. Contemporary art deconstructs, established values ​​and proposes new ones. From the ocean of the unknown and the friction of everyday life.

Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
KS –
From the ocean of the unknown and the friction of everyday life capturing the original idea in the most direct way possible.

LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
KS –
Capturing the original idea in the most direct possible way you have contemporary perceptions of art that promote new trends and currents.

LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
KS –
The theme of the exhibition involves investment and many visual artists can come together with extroversion to capture new ideas.

LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the exhibition’s theme?
KS –
The artwork captures the originals in bright colors and cartoons and lays the groundwork for the vision of a new world free from prejudices and barriers.

Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos

LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
KS –
Avant-garde and respect in art.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
KS –
Perfectly flawless but honest to the artists.

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
KS –
An innovative art platform promising.

Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos
Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos
Image courtesy of Kostas Spiropoulos

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