' Aggelon Andron' - by Yiannis Nikou
The “World of Angels Cycle”
With the theme titled “ The world of Angels” I attempted, by means
of my “artistic license ”, to personify and thus give a human shape
to a dimension which is, in axiomatic terms, distant and
transcendental. An ancient symbol, which can be found in many
religious beliefs as well in ancient legends of civilizations.
An unseen, mystic world, wears our familiar form with its
weaknesses and passions ...The egocentricity, lust, deceit, the
negative elements of human nature, created an opportunity for me
to bridge the real with the transcendental world, and to use the
painted image to depict the first fall of man. Angels which are
capable of seduction and yet vulnerable, infected by our touch...
On the other hand, they always remain the messengers of Another
World and they maintain their metaphysical identity. So, I present
them grieving, sympathizing with the course of Humanity,
observing and punishing the choices of mortals like severe Judges,
aloof and dreadful, as they were meant to be...
Location: UK, Russia
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