ΑΒΟUT STATHI STATHI FINE ART ΡHOTOGRAΡΗΥ
By STATHI STATHIstathistathi. Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:10:55 AM
The STATHI STATHI CAMERA language depicts the insight of the unseen.Feelings,moments,memories,hopes,wishes,ideas and needs.The concept is inspired by nature and how one can never be alone having nature as a friend.The solitude of physis,the silence of nights,the freshness of dawn,the dreams in clouds,the song of the waves,the strength of mountains,the gravity of ouranos...everyone has nature inside ....STATHI STATHI belongs to conceptual art,feelings and natute.For them seing is an art...a deeper spititual experience...
By the use of tonal contrasts the carefully crafted collection photos frame detailed close-ups as well as large forms of nature,sky,trees,birds,stones,mountains,sea and create sharp details in monumental wholes in the need of shaping and sharpening feelings and emotional understanding.They speak from the heart uttering pictures instead of words walking on the path of romanticism and pictorialism as a replacement of realism.
Visualizing the unseen of feelings STATHI STATHI works hard in trying to capture the sense and the mystery of the ordinary breaking the habitual looking modes.In their photos the try to make new ways in looking...in seeing with different eyes through the lenses of their photos.
Conceptual expression is more vital than actualism and to achieve the difference that they seek they use a range of contrast and colour tonalitites.The oldity of their prints,the obscurity of their appearance is made deliberately to depict the solitude and the sadness that lies behind their photos.What are the colours of feelings and how one can give the accurate depiction of silence?In this insightful and crucial question the answer was given by the means of dark tones and the deliberate ‘aging’ of the photography.
Their photograρhs speak in allegorical words...in contradictions...and mystical signs..The title name of the photos give some signs for their meaning...and they all are a part of a history...the history of feelings..the unverbal history of sentiments...Each picture is a depiction..tries to be a depiction of a sentiment..of an inner moment.The art aesthetics that forms their work are inspired by melancholy,solitude,mystical quest and their need of allagi,of a semiotic change in the means of the eye..of orasis...if we could have pictures of our feelings what would they like?
In this difficult question these photograρhs try to be an answer...to find signs of our inner nature in the nature...They tell a story of nature.Idealistic reasons form the aesthetic results of their photos,each of them being a unique experience...some form polypticha..meaning unshareable wholes...they tell a story..Like in WINTERLAND IN GREECE COLLECTION or in TREELAND IN GREECE COLLECTION and KEYART-ARTISITIONS COLLECTION.Their ethic concerns form their photos and it is as if they are literrary writers only that instead of vocabulary words STATHI STATHI use picture...camera words.
Inspired and influenced by masters in the field like -and mostly by-Anselm Adams and his achievement of depicting the presence of the eternal world in his photographs STATHI STATHI work in creating precious,monumental moments,pictures in which one can turn not only his eyes but also his heart and his mind as to find purity,virtue,silence,clarity,beauty.Each photo is a thought,a skepsis,a concept,an apopsis,a thesis,a vision on the unseen,a study in nature and how can we find means to hear what trees say to each other,what birds sing,how waves feel and where do our dreams sleep...One by looking in these images looks inside even when looking in the sky...even when looking down to a stone...because for their inspiration and their inner understanding..rocks are tears...rocks are regrets..rocks are the shadows of feelings..
The formalism that prevades STATHI STATHI WORK has its darkroom in the computer camera obscura and in the long hours of their work they try to write pictorial poetry in the seek of offering clear consciense sights on expressive and conceptual photographies.They create poetry in pictures,in more sincere words,their ambition is that their photos can speak to one’s sensitivity and heart in the same crucial,effective and meaningful way that poetry does to our heartmind.As Aristotle said ‘ the soul never thinks without a picture’ .
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