Vasilis Asimokopoulos

Birth placeAthens Birth date1982

Asimakopoulos takes familiar objects and changes or remakes them, subtly shifting our perception of them and allowing us to reevaluate our associations and assumptions. Elsewhere he makes studies of surfaces, white on white, built up with marble dust. As we find ourselves trying to find an image or pattern for our eye to fix onto, searching for meaning, these surfaces screens for our own projections. Throughout, dust is all-pervasive – marble dust, soot and brimstone (sulphur) – perhaps from a busy sculptor's studio, or detritus from a forgotten history. The overall effect is dreamlike; an image conjured up from a half forgotten memory, familiar yet distant. A phantom. 

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