SOTIRIS PANOUSAKIS
     
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Born in Athens, in 1968. He studied Painting at the Visual and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1987-1993), and at Goldsmiths College, University of London (?? in Fine Arts 1994-1996). Lives and works in Thessaloniki.
Sotiris Panousakis singles out commonplace scenes in public spaces, photographes them and then transformes them into a series of large-scale paintings whose warm, inward quality exceed the initial, real-life images. Panousakis "deconstructs" the language of commercial signage and uses the initial images in an entirely different context.
Each photograph is cropped to produce the desirable effect. A photocopy of the cropped version provides the model for his painting. Each stage takes the original image further away from what it looks like in real life. With photography and printing acting as mediators, the final painting becomes, in the artist's own words, "the representation of a representation."
Panousakis's paintings explore disguise and transformation: Public spaces are made to feel like private domains and commercial signs appear like abstract shapes.