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Yorgos Efthymiadis

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Untitled 2, 2015, Archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas

Artist Statement
“Peaceful” and “silent” are not words that come to mind when describing weapons. When seen as antiques, they camouflage their initial purpose. The viewer, allured and captivated, tends to overlook and forget the past, mesmerized by their fine craftsmanship, their artistry. Yet, just beneath the surface, their artistic presence is haunted by a past that cannot be changed.

The memory cannot be purified from the suffering and pain the weapons inflict. The history of violence cannot be erased by transforming weapons into inert objects of beauty or works of art because—although not visible—the blood, the mud, the fear and desperation will always be there.

The weapons were photographed on carpets, tablecloths, pillows and chairs found in the collectors’ living environment.

Artist Bio
Yorgos Efthymiadis is a fine art and architectural photographer from Greece who resides in Somerville, MA. He has exhibited in various locations, including the Danforth Art Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography and the PRC in Boston. In addition, his work was included in New York Photo Festival "PhotoWorld 2014" and The Fence at Photoville as part of the Flash Forward Festival 2014. Finally, his projects were featured on Photographer's Forum, Lensculture, Lenscratch and PDN. Yorgos is represented by Gallery Kayafas.







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