Nikolas Kozakis

Νικόλας Κοζάκης, ΜΟΝΟΧΡΩΜΑ - Ferrari Rosso Berlinetta

Monochromes is a series by Nikolas Kozakis, that appears to be a visual corroboration of that which is self-evident: woodcut icons are covered with color codes meant for painting expensive or, to be more precise, statement-making cars: cars that serve as a power, status, speed or capitalist prosperity statement. The technical tradition of woodcutting, familiar to us through religious icons, is covered in those monochromatic codes that allude to riches and technological power, in a series of works that almost literally validate Roland Barthes’ words from Mythologies: “I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.” (Roland Barthes [2000]. “The New Citroen”. In Mythologies. Dr A. Lovers [transl.]. London: Vintage, p.88)

Areti Leopoulou

12|10|2019 - 16|02|2020
Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat 10:00-16:00, Thu 10:00-18:00 Sunday & Monday closed
Free entrance


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ΕΣΠΑ 2014-2020

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