Kostis Fokas B. 1979, Living in Greek island Crete, working in London, Berlin, Athens.
Athens School of Fine Arts 2000-2004
Athens Focus Photography school 2005-2007
This project goes out to the new generation, the indigenous people of the digital world. Are you searching for Love while trapped in Porn? Do you crave to stroke flesh but the closer you get is scrolling down your screen? This set of nudes comments on the complex interplay between the experience of the body and the effects of this experience’s simulation via the image. Blatantly erotic yet mystically romantic, Fokas’ photos question the boundaries set through contemporary digital interaction. This new project is stripped from all the previous surreal and vivid shades of Fokas’ aesthetics only to reveal a bold approach to the way the young individual beholds another body in physical and digital terms. The artist’s virtuosity swings among vulgarism and intimacy in a feast of visual treason.
“ Art is the safest place to surrender my heart. ”