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Environments

A series of abstract works, featuring landscapes adapted to an imaginary and dreamlike context. The landscapes are an internal microcosm through which Panagiotis Gkritzos detects chaos around us, the mystery that dwells in everyday life and leads the viewer into a suffocating environment, full of intensity, ready to trap him. Disturbing the peace of the viewer, who is trying to understand the otherworldly domain, who is feeling as if he is part of the landscape and not just an observer. Confronted with a landscape and asked to grasp it before it disappears and a new one is created in its place. Works of large dimensions, where the motion of the whole body is involved in the design process, but also smaller works achieve to lead us to a different world. The landscapes are embodied by metaphysical references and are used as a vessel of emotions, describing the context of existing in the world surrounding us. A search for the opposing qualities of dream and nightmare, for the isolation perceived in a dead-end and a safe place. Concepts that seem to be drastically different, but combined they form the two sides of the coin, inspiring the same feelings and physicality’s. The expression of the abstract paintings and the composition of the more picturesque works…