A guy in his 50’s enters the room kind of curious, kind of reserved, kind of intrigued. He walks around and then puts a little smile on his face. You read his expression and you can tell…“that’s so unusual and interesting”. He seems to be heading off but he comes back. He comes back to revive the feeling of being “nude”, pure, and transparent in front of your own light. Natural light coming out of the most intriguing parts of your body.
Those who have visited TRANSPARENTIA exhibition, would know how difficult it is to keep an urbane tone at an urban place like that, especially when the substance of the art piece is your own body. Regardless of the sexual connotations that someone could easily identify at Greg Haji Joannides art work, to me it is more than that. It is the opportunity to shed light at your own inner shelf.
TRANSPARENTIA, by Greg Haji Joannides
@sixdogs, 6-8 Avramiotou str., 10551, Athens, Greece
26th November – 10th December
Open from 12.00 to 00.00
Greg Haji Joannides was born on December 6, 1980, in Athens, Greece. He studied Business and Management in London and Athens. He holds a BA from London Metropolitan University and an MBA from Business College of Athens.
He worked in the marketing, communication and advertising sectors in Athens and Madrid. Initially a self-taught photographer, he developed his artistic voice through the guidance of Panos Kokkinias. He has also collaborated with choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou. His series “light reaction” first appeared in “Lille3000” Art Fair, in October 2012, as well as, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in April 2014.
Since July 2014, he runs the Time Capsule Art Project at Sterna Nisyros Residences in Nisyros, Greece.