CHRISTOS BOKOROS EXHIBITION AT THE BENAKI

January 17, 2017

This exhibition at the Benaki rather impressed me. The works by Bokoros are exquisitely and meticulously executed, revealing the artist's astonishing skill.

 

I enjoyed seeing how Bokoros uses texture as he paints on materials such as silk and layered textiles as well as wood, creating quite a seductive effect. His realism in painting is juxtaposed with realism in materials - all on a 1:1 scale, creating an alluring optical illusion effect. Suddenly these placements and compositions mean we are looking at objects on a table, through a window or on a tablecloth (to name a few examples). He captures a flickering candle, a star filled sky, the fragility of a flower petal, a crumbly slice of bread and the glow of human flesh with immense mastery.

 

Regarding the exhibition design I loved the use of projected light on the works which created a powerful glowing effect on the illuminated area encapsulating one in an celestial atmosphere as you wondered from piece to piece. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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