Vassilis Pantelidis (GR) | Solo
Vassilis Pantelidis (GR)
Vassilis Pantelidis (b. 1984) is a visual artist and photographer based in Thessaloniki where he is studying in the School of Film of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
His artistic practice focuses on the human subject and body interacting with space and objects. He is interested in identity, time and memory, symbolism and stereotypes. In his meticulously created images, the artist becomes the protagonist in different scenarios in which he presents the familiar and everyday in an unusual context. Introducing the uncanny, the paradox and the absurd, his images function as visual metaphors that blur the boundaries between reality and imagination.
His work has been presented in Greece and abroad, among others, at the Unseen Festival in Amsterdam, Athens Photo Festival at the Benaki Museum in Athens. He has been selected and awarded, as part of initiatives showcasing emerging artists in Europe, as Futures Photography Artist (2018) and Fresh Eyes Talent (2021). His images have been published in the photograph books Center: A Walk in the City (University City Press, 2016) and Fresh Eyes 2021 (GUP, 2021).
His first solo exhibition will take place as part of Thessaloniki Photobiennale 2021.
- Duration: 04/10-05/12/21 | EXTENDED UNTIL 20/02/22
- Opening Hours: MO | TU | WE | TH | FR > 15:00-21:00
- Venue: Stereosis
Support: Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece
monologues, 2018– ongoing
The ongoing photographic project under the title monologues consists of a series of conceptual self-portraits. It is the outcome of editing heterogeneous episodes which trace the human condition, a result of fermenting the tragic and comic of life. The individual scenes adopt a theatrical approach where the abstraction, the paradox and the absurd as well as the repetition weave a claustrophobic thread around the human subject, without any sort of redemption or solution. The setting indicates an undetermined place. It is a place of existential quests, metaphysical human agony, a levitation between the truth and the fiction of existence, the accidental and the uncertainty of life, embellished with sarcasm and irony. monologues of a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy.