b. 1978, Thessaloniki, Greece
Sunny Days/A true story is a series that explores an abandoned road which once was a major arterial road through Northern Greece. The artist made multiple trips back and forth to capture the remains of the route that took him to the sea, when he was a kid. The landmarks of his early summer days in the family car have long been neglected and left to the whims of time and nature, leaving houses and objects in decay. The construction of the new highway which runs parallel to the old one transforms the landscape. The places he remembered are now covered in a thick layer of dust.
Carrying a heavy plate large-format camera, he began to write his personal story in a deliberately composed style. Along the way, he photographed dystopian spaces, where the weight of the recent past is manifested, and selected artifacts that are part of an uncanny and inscrutable world. He was fascinated by the objects scattered all around; capturing them on a stand, in the fashion of important findings or museum exhibits.
Sunny Days / A True Story series, 2016-2021
Digital print on 260g Epson Luster. 56 x 70 cm each and 76 x 95 cm each