Mysticism, automatism, subconsciousness, or conscious hallucination?
One must be ready for self-exposure to one’s own angels and demons when looking at the scattered details of the seemingly chaotic, but meticulously arranged world of Elias Kafouros.
The artist’s representations have a clear narrative form, where time and space become mere illusion;
a labyrinth of thoughts strategically designed to create the perfect plot.
But in the artist’s plot object, place and subject interact and speak out in search of meaning and to make sense of everyday life. Boats, ice-creams, jeeps, tourists, terrorists, flying rockets and sex scenes are extracted from the frantic and often superficial iconography of the western world,
and are re-orchestrated and laid out in perfect symmetry to remind us that, within all that chaos, balance and order may prevail.
Here are 5works and one question to the remarkable artist Elias Kafouros
Osho multiversity has no academic credibility whatsoever. For me, including it in my CV was an acknowledgment of my origin as someone that is primarily interested in energy work.
It was there, at the age of 18, that I made the decision to be an artist instead of a healer.
These were the only things I was interested in. My insight was that I was too selfish to be an instrument of healing but that was actually a quality for being an artist.
So I tried to figure out how to create art that can be healing. This is not my starting point anymore
because I found out that this has to do more with the viewer and for it to function I would have to customize my work for individuals. Kind like Alejandro Jodorowsky's psychomagic.
But still, I believe that the roots of those longings are deeply settled in the structure of my work
so whatever is going on on the surface, the priority of energy before matter, comes through.