"In my work, I try to introduce a transformative reality already grafted with elements of the imagination. I think of my works as narrative quotes, movie frames or reflective fragments of an essay on our fragmentary, fluid, and transitional world, more like metaphors for ways of seeing."
Yiannis Galanakis studied at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2012 he has been dealing with digital processing and composition of his photographs. He has presented his work in group and individual art exhibitions as well as in international competitions or festivals.
when no one sees him
he goes out and walks
outside of human.”
- Homero Aridjis
"In my work, I try to introduce a transformative reality already grafted with elements of the imagination. This reality reflects upon the world, as well as itself, through visual elements as provided by digital image processing, the use of the photographic lens and "craft writing": the alteration of the image on the computer, be it a photograph, a painting or simply a drawing.
My aim is communication as the re-creation of readings; a language that has hidden inside it what was always there - an emotional or emotive presence; all that was made to inhabit and inhabited by poetic language.
I think of my works as narrative quotes, movie frames or reflective fragments of an essay on our fragmentary, fluid, and transitional world, more like metaphors really or allegories for ways of seeing.
My concern is to narrate / suggest an open story, using the picture as a language, as a means of access to the reality of the «unwritten» world, to cause an emotional vibration - something to shake me up - where its roots are nourished by the soil of the sensible and the conceivable inseparably."
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist