Dionisis Christofilogiannis: I would like to ask you to talk briefly about your biography. How long have you been engaged in your practice?
GK: The question regarding the relationship between research and studio practice is a quite challenging one as the way one answers it eventually forms their research outcome and becomes more than a plain matter of method. In my case, I regard theory and practice being in a reciprocal relationship with each other and eventually becoming one in the sense that they affect, inform, and create questions to each other, standing on or forming a common ground. What I have tried to avoid was to conduct a more or less theoretical research and then ‘translate’ it into painting or artworks in general, this would seem to me too detached, rendering my paintings into being a visualization of my theoretical investigations, and this is something I was never interested in. On the contrary, I am interested in how things become one, without yet being something specific or an answer to a certain question, but a unity on a loose base that generates meaning -if it generates any meaning- in its own way. In short, I would say that the works I am exhibiting at Crux stem from my research but don’t necessarily form any answer to questions regarding matters of authenticity. This all occurs on a poetic basis and with a sense of an ellipsis, seeking a rationale that takes place in the sensory and in seeing.
Oct 17 – Nov 23, 2019
Crux Gallery, Athens