We are required to buy new eyes to approach Thomas Tournavitis. Inaccessible austerity through an empirical diagonal intersects the serenity of the obvious admiration. The hardness of the figure is not related to the repulsive uprising, so that the scripture speaks to the limits of shattered reality of the unexpected. The pattern does not allow maturity to precede childhood, thus weaned from the memories of the past. The debates and conflicts produced by the work of Thomas Tournavitis, is basically monologue dialogues that harness the ignorance of the beholder, they affect him posteriori forcing him to reconcile with his surroundings, and even never realized it himself.
“Many times when I speak, I give the impression that I am absolutely convinced. Conversely, however, I feel reborn . The truth remains to be found.”
Thomas Tournabitis was born in 1981 in Athens. He attended the workshop of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from the Derby School of Fine Arts (UK) with BA (DP). He continued his postgraduate studies at the Philharmonie School in Berlin (Germany 2006). He worked as a professor of semiotics at the Department of Photography of the IEK of Volos and as a teacher of art in private and public private and public elementary schools of the city of Volos (2008-2010). He has made about 30 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 100 groups exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works belong to private collections in New York, Miami, Paris, Munich, Montpellier, Athens, Zagreb, Bratislava, Nicosia, Sarajevo and elsewhere. He lives and works at his atelier in Piraeus. [Biography updated on: 8/3/2019]
Duration: 18/1/2013 – 16/2/2013