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TRANSCENDENTAL SUREALISM
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Author and inventor of Transcendental Surealism in visual arts.

INSTEAD OF MANIFEST- THE INDEFINITE EXISTENTIAL  JOY IN TRANSCEDENTAL SURREALISM
By the Visual artist-architect

Giorgios Sp. Vassiliou

THE GRAZY POMEGRANATE
In these shallow backyards
where the southern wind
whistling in vaulted
tell me is it the crazy pomegranate
, that shines with light scattering her fruitful laughter ............
Poem by ODYSSEUS ELYTIS

Be realistic, demand the impossible!
ERNESTO CHE GUERVARA

All creatures that compose our natural world relay on themselves, as if they have a limp flame in their depths with myriads of light rays and thousands of brilliant prisms¹, which at any moment they expect to be released. And that release of energy, which lays undeneath, in every form of life, or any existence if you want, is in my humble opinion, this springboard that arrouses and creates the TRANSCEDENTAL SURREALISM! And as happens with all good things, they can not survive without paying a price to this world, the price of its existence! The price that is paid to the fullest, is to carry everywhere this untold existential joy, from everyone to everything and for everything. Through this treaty, reality ceases to be only conventional and classical surrealism simply looks like lost in Dreams, because next to creative imagination there is this metaphysical joy, composing a new transcendental reality that widens our horizons far beyond and expands our understanding of the cosmic happening. Besides, we all welcome the new life that rises, above all feelings, with spontaneous love. Also, all new living creatures (beyond the first cry of their birth) they have as their first and most sentient feeling, when they first face life and enter the world, this joy, ... ..this first, without it because of their undetermined joy - as another crazy pomegranate - illuminating their existence, that eliminates the evil black darkness that is underlying and shows (seemingly at least) to appear in the eyes of most of all us, at least paradoxicall and unreasonable, if not transcendent. Aiming to end up somewhere, I search my mind ... I think... and just wandering and wondering ...seeking for an answer. Finally i ask if all of us aim consciously and pursuing - by euphemism -to paradoxical and transcendent, do we end up being again realistic?
Yours sincerely…...
¹ Reference to the poem The crazy pomegranate ...... Bearing the eternal sun with thousands of brilliant prisms .........
² The surrealism of A. Breton as presented at the beginning of the 20th century and had remained the same until recently.
³ According to GV's personal opinion - Olive Elytis' crazy pomegranate - goes far beyond the principles of classical surrealism, because it opens the way towards the transcendent!
⁴ Reference to the poem ...... Shaking from the fearful dark black darkness of......

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BIOGRAPHY

GIORGIOS (GIO) VASSILIOU:
AN EYE FOR THE TRANSCEDENTAL SURREALISM

(b. 1970 Athens) Is an indepedent and profound Greek highly promising artist. He studied Architecture in Westminster University London and Life Drawing. Has been involved with arts (drawing & poetry) since his childhood and he has presented his work in many major galleries of Athens. Many prominent art historians of Greece have wrote critics about the development and importance of his work such as: Dr. Stelios Lidakis, Dr.GeorgeProkopiou, Ath.Schina, Mar.Georgousi and others.

During the years of his artistic research and experiment combined with a deep analysis of art history, he gradually established his own artistic style thatis called "Transcendental Surrealism" . It is a development and progression of the classic surrealism where the dreamworld influence, the subconscious activity, the automatic writing, and the associative conference, were the major elements of expression. In the case of transcedental surrealism, all the previous elements have been replaced by the use of transcedental conception of reality and creative imagination which are both conscious procedures of the human intellectuality and not  subconscious states of mind, as proposed by the classic surrealism presented by Andre Breton-S. Dali and the associate artists of the early 20th century.

 

TECHNIQUE

  • ENERGY DISTRIBUTION METHOD OR  SCATERED TECHNIQUE

In this newly developed personal technique the artwork's energy (light & shadows) flows from the background to the foreground and vice versa.

This can be done by the active connection of the light or  the shadowed areas, in such a way that does not follow the laws of optics-as we know them-but in a slightly different way, that gives the artist the freedom to combine :

Sfumato & Chiaroscuro techincs

Psycholigical and Spiritual projection

Harmonic flow of energy all around the artwork's surface

By doing so the artist can achieve, the most powerfull psychological and spiritual effect projected on the artwork. The final result looks more harmonized and unifies the foreground withe background, no matter the level of shadow contrast. The final result appearsm more"energetic"than the sfumato technique and preserves the softness. 

List of paintings:

1. MARIA CALLAS-Una Diva for all ages/80x 60cm/oil on canvas//2018

2.The secret path of erotism/60x60/oil on canvas (Private collection)/2014

3.Young man refreshed by his erotism/60x60/oil on cancas/2013

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EXPERTISE


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! 

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PAST EXHIBITIONS
  • 2009 May-June                                  -SOUL TO SOUL:The portrait of the soul/Downton art Gallery Kolonaki/Athens/Greece
  • 2010 January-TOMMOROW'S VISIONERS-Athens Art Space. Kolonaki/Athens/Greece
  • 2014 September-December        IN-VISIBLE  TRASITIONS  DIELEFSIS Art Space           Athens /Greece
  • 2018 July/HYDRA MUSEUM-IAMY TRANSITIONS - INFINITE &            TRANSIENT **First ever historic presentation of Transcendental Surealism in visual arts. HYDRA'S HISTORIC ARCHIVES MUSEUM/Greece

 

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PUBLICATIONS
  • INTERVIEW OF GIORGIOS VASSILIOU by the Art Historian MARAH GEORGOUSI https://www.greekaffair> γιωργου-βασιλειου                              
  • 1993/Poetry Collection

              "SPRING EQUINOX"    

               ATHENS /Personal publication

 

 

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