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Vibrating still life III, acrylic, oil and ink on paper, 98.5 x 69 cm, 2018.
Art History has always been a boundless source of inspiration for me. Metaphysical painting and works such as Giorgio Morandi’s still lifes have prompted me to create this work.
However, in contrast to those still lifes, I tried to attribute a distinct character to each object I have depicted, emphasizing the energy it encompasses and the inner life it carries in its seeming immobility.
The specific use of form, color value, texture and surface allowed me to achieve this purpose and at the same time add originality to the ordinary composition.
Keywords: smyrnios, painting, metaphysical, still life, bottles, vases, vibrations, energy, blue, ochre, composition, inner life