Ilias Georgiadis: Over|State
Tue.-Thu. 15.00–18.00, Fri.-Sat. 12.00–18.00, Fri.-Sun. 12.00–18.00
Ilias Georgiadis, Untitled 1, from the series Over|State, 2013. © Ilias Georgiadis. Courtesy of the artist
Ilias sometimes carries a small but powerful pocket flashlight with him when he is making his photographs. I use the word ‘making’ deliberately, because even as he works spontaneously, seizing the unexpected, unplanned moment as it happens, he is both instantly reacting to and consciously (to the point of self-consciousness?) making/shaping the subject in front of him.The blinding light from his torch (I know, because I’ve been in front of it) is a light which cuts into the dark the way a sculptor cuts into stone. In the process – one which he then continues afterwards, taking it to its very limit in the printing – he reveals shape and detail; but it is as much about his own private struggle as anything else.
Text: Adam G. Cohen
Curator: Michael Ackerman
Ilias Georgiadis (born 1990, Florina)
He began taking pictures at the age of nineteen and after traveling in Greece he abandoned his university studies to devote himself to his picture-taking obsession. His main series of work named Over|State, started in 2012 has been shown throughout Europe and has been featured in various on-line and print publications and traveling shows.