by Thanos Makris
digital printing on paper
limited edition of 20 + 1 artist's proof
30 x 40 cm
Makris's recent MFA thesis focused on the history of the blue colour and its connections to melancholy, as well as to the transformation and representation of “found” objects, such as motifs, porcelains, bones (mainly sacrum), and stones. His interpretation of these linkages composes a new autonomous artifact / palimpsest. Moreover, in his artistic expression, photography, mainly through the use of mobile camera, works as a medium and as an extension of his hand. The restraints of the mobile function, the limited quality of camera lens, and the noise (grain), are elements of the photographic procedure and outcome.
"Ephemeral Exercises of Melancholia" After Francesco Hayez
Thanos Makris is a visual artist, art mediator, and art conservator. He was born in 1979 and raised in Nafplio. Today he is based in Athens. He holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts (MFA with distinction) from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2019), a Bachelor's degree in Europ