A Series of Pop-Humorous Dioramas by Dimitris Polychroniadis
Dimitris Polychroniadis (previously here and here) is a stage designer, architect, and artist who lives and works in Athens, Greece. His works are an anguished, yet darkly humorous comment on the harsh realities faced by his country, and much of the world at the moment.
“Repent,” his latest series of surreal, mixed media diorama sculptures, both takes a look back on the mistaken choices of the recent past, and towards a present and future where lessons have been learned.
Can the deconstructive forces of a crisis, become the motivation for self awareness, both individually and collectively? Humor, romance and dark surrealism are the vehicle via which we attempt to explore the meaning of Repentance. Dimitris Polychroniadis reveals a series of mixed media, diorama sculptures. A colorful miniature world that acts as the setting for the unraveling of (somewhat unsettling) human stories. The cultures of the lowest common denominator, advertisement and slogan art are presented in conjunction with social and political utopias of the early 20th century.
“Repent” will be on exhibit till May 11, 2013, at the Metamorfosis Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece.You can visit the artist’s site to see more,
Here are some images from the series for your viewing pleasure.