PETROS CHRISOSTOMOU

Петрос Крисостомо

Spondilos

PETROS CHRISOSTOMOU

source: highlike
Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. With the alteration of scale and reversal of the relation between object and environment, between imaginary and real space, his photographs challenge the viewer’s visual certainties. The illusionary effect he achieves highlights the artist’s playful approach, which fluctuates between mimicry of the real world and construction of a surreallistic reality. In his photographs, the exuberant assemblage of objects in luxurious interiors – resembling wreckage from some disaster -create paradoxical still lifes that parody the traditional memento mori style of the genre. In his works Rococo bluff I and Rococo bluff 2, the objects he creates out of balloons, chewing gum, fabric and glasses are freed of their ordinary use and become dynamic protagonists. Similarly, the details of the rococo set consist of everyday objects, functioning as contemporary cultural signifiers. Christosomou’s photographs become the field for mixing the high- and the low-brow, mass culture and genre painting, the luxurious and the expendable, as indications of social class distinctions. At the same time, the relations between the real and the imaginary in his oeuvre are a commentary on the mediated images of contemporary mass media that distort the natural and immediate dimension of our relation to reality, determining, among other things, the conditions for viewing and receiving art. Tina Pandi Curator, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Extract from In Present Tense – Young Greek Artists.
Photography: Petros Chrisostomou
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source: ignant
Petros Chrisostomou is a New York-based British artist and photographer who currently causes a stir in the world of artists and non professionals with his larg-scale installations. His work with small-scale, ordinary objects shows familiar and ephemeral things of the everyday life in an unusual, tiny context. In his photographs they seem to increase and occupy the space they’re in. The alteration of scale reversal the relation between object and environment, challenging the viewer’s visual certainties. Petros’ photographs, often employ lighting and staging conventions of the theatre, transferring the audience in the mind of the enchanted world of Alice in Wonderland. His constructions of a surrealistic reality create a world in between imaginary and real space, a twilight between the trivial and the extraordinary.
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source: fuchsprojects
Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. With the alteration of scale and reversal of the relation between object and environment, between imaginary and real space, his photographs challenge the viewer’s visual certainties. The illusionary effect he achieves highlights the artist’s playful approach, which fluctuates between mimicry of the real world and construction of a surreallistic reality.
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source: shutter-spark
Petros Chrisostomou Graduated from Royal Academy Schools in 2008 with MA Fine Art
“In summary, I feel that my work is about extremes and I continue to pursue this. Works like “Banandosh” and “Hero” from the 18 Fortis Green series (an interpretation of my childhood home from memory) stand as totems to the romantic ideas of hope and aspiration, yet maintain a sense of grounding on various different obvious and less obvious ways. Whilst more recent works like “Slut”, “Lips” and “Orgy”, become parody’s of themselves, and poke fun at the art world and the idea of art as a commodity. The free -standing sculptures add another dimension to the dialogue between fact and fiction.”
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source: trendhunter
The way in which Petros Chrisostomou presents his sculptural installations, one would think that his shoe design art pieces are larger-than-life statues that reach as high as the ceiling.
In order to get this effect and still maintain the extreme realism and detail that he does in his work, the artist actually constructs small-scale settings that make the items within them seem incredibly huge. Most viewers analyzing the photos won’t be looking at the plain white rooms in the backdrop, instead they will be impressed with the sheer scale of what appear to be life-like sculptures.
Petros Chrisostomou plays a game with our minds through photography, turning his shoe design art installations into optical illusions.
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source: obviousmag
O fotógrafo grego Petros Chrisostomou desafia o espectador a questionar-se sobre a realidade do que vê. É que ao observarmos as suas imagens, pensamos que estas retratam objectos enormes em cenários de tamanho natural. Só que, na verdade, isto é apenas uma ilusão criada pelo artista com o propósito de “baralhar” os nossos sentidos.
Um sapato capaz de alcançar o tecto? Sim, à primeira vista é isto que as imagens de Petros Chrisostomou mostram. O fotógrafo grego, nascido em 1981, transporta para este projecto um cenário surrealista que podia ter saído de “Alice no País das Maravilhas”. É que os objectos retratados parecem assumir dimensões próprias num mundo rodeado de construções fantasiosas. Só que, na verdade, o seu objectivo é mesmo esse: “baralhar” os sentidos dos espectadores, levando-os a crer que aquilo que vêem é real. Petros utiliza objectos comuns do dia-a-dia, como um sapato, uma caneta ou um ovo, e joga com o seu tamanho. Para conseguir o efeito pretendido, fotografa-os em miniaturas de cenários e junta-lhes a iluminação e o ângulo correcto, iludindo assim qualquer um. Nas suas imagens, os objectos passam de um tamanho normal a gigantes, tal como Alice – mas sem beber nenhuma porção mágica para os fazer crescer. Tornam-se desproporcionalmente grandes para os espaços que ocupam. Petros atribui a sua criatividade, em adulto, a uma infância “(…)antes do mundo dos jogos de computador. Nesse tempo, tínhamos de inventar os nossos próprios mundos imaginários, pondo um cobertor num par de cadeiras, coisas assim tão simples”.
O fotógrafo acaba por desafiar a certeza do que vemos, numa perspectiva divertida entre o real e o imaginário. Os objectos centrais do seu trabalho transformam-se numa ilusão, um sonho que “saltou” para ser visto por todos.
Actualmente, Petros vive em Nova Iorque. Em 2009 ganhou o Royal Academy/ Land Securities Awards, que lhe deu acesso a um espaço seu no 48 Oxford Street por um ano e uma exposição individual. Os seus projectos já passaram também por outros locais importantes como as “Galerie Xippas”, em Paris e Atenas, ou a “Ceri Hand Gallery”, em Liverpool.
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source: thecitylovesyou
Es difícil medir la escala en la obra de Petros Chrisostomou, los zapatos gigantes parecen tan detallados y las galerías con un aspecto casi inmaculado, pero la verdad es que sólo se trata de pequeños espacios, hechos a la medida excata y con grandes detalles para que esto nos haga dudar si lo que estamos viendo de verdad es enorme o es simplemente una ilusión. Chrisostomou utiliza pequeños objetos comunes como el centro de sus fotografías, él coloca los objetos en sus galerías en miniatura que como podrán ver están sorprendentemente detalladas. Petros presta cuidadosa atención a la iluminación, la escala, perspectiva y el detalle. El realismo de sus sets forza a la vista y mente para alternar entre pequeñas y grandes escalas, dudando de cada uno en el proceso.
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source: artnet
Dieses Kunstwerk, Spondilos von Petros Chrisostomou, wird derzeit bei Fuchs Projects zum Verkauf angeboten.
Sie finden auf dieser Seite alle Informationen zu diesem Kunstwerk und können die Galerie direkt kontaktieren. Weitere Kunstwerke von Petros Chrisostomou können Sie auf artnet Galerien sehen.
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source: artmader
Петрос Крисостомо родился в 1981 году в Лондоне. В 2003 году окончил Центральный Колледж Искусства и Дизайна Св. Мартина в Лондоне. Живет и работает в Нью-Йорке. Фотографирует огромные сюрреалистичные скульптуры, которые сам же и создает. Его оффициальный сай.
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source: versheid
Petros Chrisostomou fotografeert objecten van klein formaat in een omgeving die nagebootst is van de werkelijkheid. Het resultaat lijkt een beetje op het Big Money project, maar in tegenstelling tot een klein object vergroten, verklein je de omgeving waardoor een normaal ei zomaar reusachtig lijkt.
De artiest maakt de kleine installaties zelf om het illusionaire effect zo goed mogelijk te benaderen.
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source: kokoza
პეტროს კრისოსტომო (Petros Chrisostomou) დაიბადა 1981 წელს ლონდონში. 2003 წელს დაამთავრა ლონდონის ხელოვნებისა და დიზაინის ცენტრალური კოლეჯი. ამჟამად ცხოვრობს და საქმიანობს ნიუ–იორკში. პეტროსი სურეალისტური სკულპტურების ფოტოსურათებს აღბეჭდავს საკუთარი ფოტოობიექტივით. გადასაღები საგნები თავად ახალგაზრდა ფოტოგრაფის შექმნილია.
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source: damancool3c
還記得大人物曾經介紹過用「讓一切縮小的神奇五角硬幣」,藝術家利用特大號硬幣讓我們覺得實際尺寸的物品都縮小了,同時也顛覆了我們對於原本空間的概念,但是你以為這是一雙XXXXXXXXL特大號高跟鞋嗎?不!此時李組長眉頭一皺,發現案情一點兒都不單純呢!
其實這是一雙普通尺寸的高跟鞋,但是怎麼會看起來這麼大雙呢?跟神奇硬幣相反的概念,這回藝術家Petros Chrisostomou同樣利用物體大小的反差性,大玩矇騙雙眼的錯覺藝術,其實他是重新打造了物品四周的「空間」,創造了錯綜複雜如同真實室內空間,再將普通尺寸的生活用品置入,用「空間」重新定義了「空間」,不管仔不仔細瞧都會被Petros Chrisostomou的作品給矇騙呢~
Chrisostomou重建的空間相當真實,你看看,這像不像是一顆顆特大號的鴕鳥蛋呢?這些原子筆也都是普通尺寸的原子筆喔~但是我們的大腦卻會被矇騙,這真是有趣的創意啊。看完以上作品大人物最大的感想是:「唉….如果我的錢包也可以一起變大就好了呀XD」
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source: sargarm
Petros Chrisostomou، در مدلهایی که خودش میسازه، از وسایلی ساده و کوچک و ابتدایی استفاده میکنه و سپس اونها رو به زیبایی میچینه و نور پردازی میکنه و اصول صحنه پردازی تئاتر رو بکار میگیره. با تغییر دادن ابعاد و برعکس کردن ارتباط میان اون اشیا و محیط، میان فضای خیالی و واقعی، عکسهای او ذهنیت تصویری بیننده رو به چالش میکشن.
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