The bare essentials | Christos Bokoros | TEDxAcademy by TEDx Talks   5 years ago

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Christos Bokoros describes the process of creation.

He was born in 1956 in Agrinio. At first he studied law at the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace (1974-1979) and later he joined the Athens School of Fine Arts (1983-1989), where he studied painting under D. Mytaras. Whilst still a student, he presented his first solo exhibition in Athens (Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1987).
At the beginning of his career he employed traditional painting techniques, and drew his subjects from everyday life. The most striking feature of his early works was the extremely accurate and persuasive depiction of the visible world, a characteristic that governs his entire oeuvre. With time, he started to produce thematic units of allegorical or symbolic content, through which he approached the archetypal dimension of the simple things, contemplating upon their connotations (Eggs, Parable of the Olive Tree History, Offering, Bed, et al). In the meantime, he began to integrate miscellaneous materials in his work (mainly old pieces of wood), and to combine his paintings (oil on wood, canvas, linen or iron plates) with three-dimensional constructions and installations.

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