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An alternative planet perspective - 2 Painting

Manolis Stratakis


Painting, Gesso on Canvas

Size: 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 D in

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There is an analogy of what is happening in the Universe with what is going on in our mind. New thoughts and ideas are formed in the brain in a similar dynamic fashion as stars and galaxies are born in the Universe. This is an innovative Active-painting, which with the use of a special spotlight allows it to change its colours live as we watch it. The result is totally mesmerizing and cannot be captured in a photo. If you find it interesting, you can view detailed active paintings' videos at

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Painting:Gesso on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:47.2 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 D in

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Manolis adopts a heretic, inquiring, questioning and experimental approach to painting and art in general. He is performing a lot of research in order to understand how different types of colours interact, how they behave under several forms of processing, modification, adaptation, conversion, or under certain extreme conditions. Influenced by some of the great masters like Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Wassily Kandinsky, Salvatore Dali, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Paul Klee and JMW Turner, he is evolving with his own recognisable style. Determined to contribute something new to art he is implementing innovative projects like the "Active" paintings ( whose colours are transformed using light technology, creating a sense of motion and a plethora of emotions. These paintings provide an alternative viewing experience with enhanced depth and complexity. He has also created his own symbolic language often found in his paintings, usually in the form of a puzzle that asks to be solved. Manolis is fascinated with life, art, science, technology, culture, music, harmony, big unsolved problems, maths, puzzles, chess, logic, intelligence, fun, humour, space, deep, macrocosm and microcosm, atoms, humans, animals, nature, brain, memory and all sorts of progress, creativity, innovation, research and any kind of invention! He enjoys funny, strange, paradoxical, mathematical, geometrical, logical themes, encrypted messages, games, puzzles and any elegant solution to a tough problem. ------------------ AN ART STATEMENT Every single person, every animal, every plant, every living organism in the Universe is a complex, fascinating piece of art. It starts being created with birth and finishes up at death, however its conception phase goes long back in time. Through the magic process of evolution, faint, sometimes seamless strokes are added here and there making each piece of art slightly different, quite divergent and totally individual. And then comes life, during which, more vibrant strokes and techniques are applied giving color, tones, hues, values and meaning. Each person as each artwork, goes through an endless number of changes, some subtle and barely noticeable, while others glaring and evident. The most astonishing thing about humans is their ability to co-create their future.

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