GEORGE TZANNES


STATEMENT


For more than forty years I have been making art works informed by some aspect of Kythera, a Greek island where my father came from. I am taken by the timeless, spiritual quality of the landscape, and by a sense of the historic past, evoked by ruins of medieval architecture, and by archaic remains, that give life to the mythology of the region.

The idea of how memory interfaces with material remains kept recurring in my work. A thing in the physical world, that you can see or touch, when associated with a memory, causes an experience that is neither sensual nor cognitive but is felt. My intention is for the viewer to be a participant in the subject of my work and to create their own narrative through a personal response, through associations to what they see.