Images of remote places and of human figures are required to reveal the power of the photographic frame through the links and the reactions they generate. The fluidity of space, as an agent to create composite photographs, and the production of new non–synchronized places that negotiate a spatial substance of a photographic alter–ego.
The space as an experiential narrator and its manifestations are the most constructive tools for the photographer. The partial confrontational relationship of man-user with its inherent environment, translates as one of the most critical entropy of the photographic lens. I am fascinated by the power that can be produced by a simple moment of urban or non urban daily life, from a photo frame in which someone passes in front of me and in the blink of an eye it transforms the space itself, modifies the shadows, the light, the forms. A simple pavilion in a busy street along with its immediate environment, becomes impossible for me to be photographed in the same way more than once. I photograph driven by instinct and never solely from space itself, as images generator. In the photographic composites entitled Heterochronic Localities, the deconstruction and decomposition of the photo frame is attempted. From Athens to Edinburgh and from there to Lisbon and Tokyo, from Kyoto to Dublin and from the Pindus Mountains to the banks of Thames, the picture captures, blurs, dissolves and recomposed with the result of producing a potentially new fictional space, in which deferred users will come together in front of the viewer and he in turn is invited to negotiate the fluidity of space-time continuum.
Vaggelis Zouglos was born in Volos, Greece in 1983 and he lives in Athens since 2001. He graduated from the Architecture School of National Technical University of Athens in 2008. He has worked as a collaborator in various architectural offices in Athens, while he is involved in other design projects, alone or in collaboration with other architects and young engineers. He has participated in CAD and imaging processing seminars and has participated in numerous workshops. His work is published in magazines and has made his first solo exhibition “No Man’s Land” in Athens in October 2007. He has participated in group exhibitions and art festivals. He has participated in photography competitions and was awarded the Third Prize in the competition “Man in the City”, in November 2009. The street photography and environmental portrait, in the context of the narrative and spatial extensions, are his major fields of photographic pursuits. He Photographs sites and passersby, deconstructs and recomposes the photo frame and produces composite photographs in order to renegotiate the liquidity of space with the viewer. In recent years he is involved with writing mainly short stories, essays and articles about the theme of the city, its users and processes– correlations it generates. He is interested in the small scale in design management level and capturing the space and its manifestations through the lens and on a white page. [Biography updated on: 24/5/2012]
Duration: 5/7/2011 – 15/7/2011