Cookoovaya art project: "Inevitable Nature"
Nikos Moschos’ “Inevitable Nature” from Friday, December 1st until January 31st
Cookoovaya hosts a series of art exhibitions of Greek artists. Cookoovaya art project presents Nikos Moschos’ “Inevitable Nature” opening Friday, December 1st.
Nikos Moschos’ landscapes do not depict a specific time or place as impressionistic art does. They form a collage of elements that create both familiar and unexpected perceptions of reality. Although the technique is based on the principles and values of traditional painting, Nikos vision is fresh, contemporary. His view is influenced by electronic images provided by multiple cameras, microscopes or drones, which have expanded the horizon way beyond the visual scope of the human eye. The layout of elements in various parts are deliberately simplified, referring to the aesthetics of comics as well as an early, almost childlike perception of nature.
In ‘Inevitable Nature”, human figure does not hold the central role as in Moschos’ previous work, but is implied by the intervention imposed to the environment. Changes and fermentations seem to be made naturally an by their own. Parts of the painting look like they are fighting to conquer one other, like geological strata do through years. Cause and effect coexist in the same image. Mixing heterogeneous elements, e.g. rocks, machines and a cream layer, is an implied comment of Moschos on the the cultural evolution and the eternal the ongoing effort to survive and adapt. People tend to consider themselves as the epicenter of the universe and transform the environment. They seemingly try to go beyond their animal instincts but they never succeed to set themselves free from inferiority or superiority syndrome against the nature. The joy of success vanishes and any kind of any achievement resemble to their inevitable nature. Nikos Moschos was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1979. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. His work has been acquired by the Benaki Museum, Sammlung- Schirm, Berlin, PTE Fine Arts, New York and various private collections in Greece and abroad.
Curation: Max Stergiou
Forty numbered and signed by the artist giclee prints in Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper have been created especially for Cookoovaya guests and are available to purchase.