From the witty use of the human body (all of it!) as an instrument of exploration to the discreet digital manipulation of landscapes – there is quite a lot going on in KOSTIS FOKAS’ work. The Greek photographer who grew up in what he calls a ‘very religious environment’ seeks to convey his innermost fantasies through his art. In doing so, Fokas unloads a truckload of references – sexuality, Dada and popular culture among them. Perhaps most strikingly though is a postmodern sense of human incapacity. How else could we explain the helplessness of a man buried under a basket or a woman hauling her legs up in the air as if spatially disoriented? In some images, it seems, body and mind have difficulties walking parallel lines.
by Steffen Michels(METAL magazine)
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