by David Marinos
When ancient classic greek art meets a greek young artist of the future.
Do classic greek ideals of beauty still capture the imagination today? What does it take to make these images contemporary? Maybe only a frame of reference.
In this series David Marinos literally added a modern framing device to these classic statues making them point towards the fashion and art ideals they eventually became. The grainy black and white photographs step through the smoothly aliased gradient in neon colour right into present time.
What's in the download?
The edition contains:
- all three Statues images
- at original resolution (776 x 1200 px)
- remade at large resolution (4570x7200)
- wallpaper sized versions
- a PDF on process and background
- signed certificate of authenticity
David Marinos was born in 1998 from Greek and Ukranian parents. He has traveled to Germany, Spain, Russia, France, America, and Greece. Interested in color and form from an early age he discovered his passion is art and pursuit it studying 3 years in the USA and now in Europe.
His work often uses classical imagery that is transformed and energised using decidedly non-classical colours and forms. He uses collage and glitch techniques on his own and found images to create a quickly expanding body of work which has a recognisable and consistent style but has un unexpected energy making it feel fresh and dynamic.
He has had solo exhibitions in California, USA in 2010 and Plovdiv Bulgaria Moroco Gallery in 2012. He was awarded a Scholastic News Award Silver medal from New York in 2011 and the Young Arts Award California in 2012.
He currently lives and works between Athens, Greece and Plovdiv Bulgaria.