THOUGHTS ON THE WORKS OF GIORGIOS VASSILIOU-WHEN FUTURE MEETS PRESENT
by Dr Giorgos Prokopiou/Professor of History & Rythmology of the Greek Polytechic/University
For this artist I want to speak simply - let me be grateful - as Seferis wrote. Because complicated and deliberately big words have tired me anymore. I will say a little and straight.
After many studies and researches, with a long career in the field of painting since his childhood, this devoted researcher and visual artist, sought and acquired his personal idiom, the expression of a special spiritual personality and a new message .
With the faith and determination of a missionary, this artist has undertaken as a goal of life, to ideally reconstruct the world and incorporate into it, a new human being with a transcendent destination and high meaning. He sought through the symbolic language to redefine the importance of the forms that make up our world, the essence and the intentions that define them, through a new composition of shapes, colors, shades and their energy, creating them metaphysical exquisite experiences and visions. From this perspective, water, rose, sun, and even human nature become allegories of mental and spiritual vibrations, which aim to our illumination and our conscious transformation. Through his in-depth research, G.V. divided his work from Breton's Surrealism and his cyrcle, by inserting the creative imagination and transcendent perception as a springboard. It replaced the subterranean projections of a recurring nightmare of stagnant instincts or perversions, which classic Surrealism presented through the automatic writing of the dream semi-conscious world and the conjugal thinking, with the optimistic perception that man may go beyond, to aim farther and higher. So he came to shape a new visual proposal, bright and meaningful, TRANSCEDENTAL SURREALISM, where creative imagination through its PROJECTION, as it enters our natural world creates a transcendent unity with it, expanding our understanding of the cosmic event. G. V. unlike the other surrealists, proposes new and pure light streets, archetypal inspiration and insights that are inhabited by formalized symbolic ideas and psychic currents that bring us into the world of beauty, good and a new transcendent perception. There, too, all of us in the distant future, we want everything to come to an end, forcing tomorrow, to become more substantial and more beautiful, for man and the cosmos all. Eventualy ... I ask ... is it finally that through this new proposal, in some indefinable way, somehow tomorrow is released by meeting today and the future insists to meet us all in the present?
Dr Lidakis Stelios (Professor of European history of arts) writes for G. Vassiliou-Oficcial critic for his first Solo Exhibition under the title - Soul to soul/Athens/May 2009.
In such cases (G. Vassiliou), the imaginary freedom of creating a world sanction is left without the requirement of being understood. Significance has the vision as an autonomous poetic value, in which interpretations and meanings are not concerned, but real purity as indeed happens in nature itself. A cloudy sky, a tricky sea, is a plethora of colors and shapes, with the only demand perhaps to be a poetic indication of the mystery that lies in the essence of the world. Georgios Vassiliou knows how to embody the role of the magician by creating the ainigma that all of us ought to feel and not to resolve!