despair is the only way in which one can expose one´s inner self with honesty.M. Rothko + art is either plagiarism or revolution P. Gauguin + 'You have to work in an area where there are no possible pronouns or solutions, or reactions, or standpoints - that's what makes it so diabolically difficult.S. Beckett + Et j ´oppose á l´amour des images toutes faites au lieu d´images á faire.P. Eluard(comme 2 goutes d´eau) + Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this innerlife will result in his personal vision of the world.” - Edward Hopper + Identity and legacy ,G Mavridis.

metaphors in transit 3

it's a strange thing to be immersed in the culture of painting and to wish to be the first painter..P.Guston 1966

i am very glad that you will stay tomorrow / it's beautifully beautifull to see you all the time / are you prepared to leave?
partir est mourrir un peu..
find some birds and painstakingly put them back in order to draw
have a dioramic view
representation of a representation
from spiritualize to despiritualize
if gods decide to destroy you , they make you mad
i invite the Furies in madding you
standing alone 
i bought an italian coffee machine at the campo de fiori watching Giordano Bruno's statue
i remeber his burning

metapolitics in aesthetics
go astray / use it or lose it / discrepancies 
l' éloquence
is there life before death?
at the same time you try to identify yourself, you prepare your own legacy
so you ask yourself again: is there life before death?
where stands this ''now''? /  what measure i need for this? / am i permitted to hope? 
standing alone in the '' present ''
 am i become Pollyannaish?

Murakami said that japanese culture became childish because they feel castrated 
Picabia said  that one must be a nomad, pass through ideas as one passes through countries and 

Lyotard said that drifting is in itself the end of all critique

-i dont like your manners
-that's all right, i am not selling it..R.Chandler

metaphors in transit 2

la beauté urbaine est toujours une beauté en situation..G.Simmel

post modern
eliminate narrative, reduce decoration, purge allusion
the democratic mediocrity asking herself : are you real? i shop therefore i am / i facebook therefore  i am / i instagram therefore i am / am i ? / are you? / my reality is what the photographic shows / i become my photographic reality / hooloomooloo land / the whole world goes flat on a computer or tv screen / flatness surface doesn't equal paint image / the inconvenience inconvenienced
Achilles and Ajax play board game in Exakia's attic black figure amphora
every time it rains people smell badly
Parrhasius's curtain invite Zeuxis's touch
the despair of an artist is often misunderstood
decanting , transferring people in another place
 death, destruction and loneliness..is about to pass
broken into pieces
perfection is never innocent even when you dream
craving for success, hankering the morning glory, you look tired and worn
try to propel yourself again
cypresses everywhere
no audience no poetry
a meridian snapshot lover
the boundary of enough is more
if you want to amuse the others, talk about yourself

Glimpses in derision of cynical realism

Glimpses in derision of cynical realism 
 (Even the dead have a free smile )

The country is grey and white 
Airing the catastrophe of the recurrence
sad and schizophrenic  
Go whistle, go figure, go cladding zealots!
Corruption starts with brandy and cigars!
The village doesn't  dictate the estate
Peripheral spaces in Dwellings  
To dwell ..
It goes astray
Clearly music in your pearly teeth 
Don't you  look so Prokofiev now..
Eyes roll asleep 
I salute the beauty
Put your hands to your hips and return
No seducing dance anymore
Pink white shirts
Intricate days
Holly smoke! 
Photographers snip snap
Take your time, the building is burning 
Herakles  is throwing a blanket into the water
Soft banks flooding in the river
No bitterness 
Hanks's lose honky tonk Blues
A couple in the grass
A couple in the grace
A Race
Coltrane's meditations 
Best summer cocktail 
Highly solitaire humans
You said that alcohol and cigarettes kill slowly
And they replied " we're not in a hurry"
The world is what it is and you make of it what you can
Is only Wealth can make sense of being alive?
..children filling holes in the ocean with sand buckets
Velazquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X at Galleria Doria Pamphilj
La promesse de bonheur
The multi hybrid 
A four country frustration in the name of one land
Diasporic artist constantly reinvent his praxis
Slippery shore
The path from Becket to advertising 
Choke from overeating art food
Photoshop and german dealers rebuilding their empire
Facebook and american dealers rebuilding their empire
The village doesn't  dictate the estate 
Goddard said : Une pensée qui forme, une forme qui pense"
The body language of self awareness 
Displacements reactions 

in dire straits? ( Brexit talks begins..)

nous ne sommes pas tournés vers le dehors : nous sommes tournés hors..J.L.Nancy

Herakles is sitting over London, drawing, oil / oil pastel on cotton cloth, 130 x180 cm

 Disasters walls

Sexuality goes blind,
it was just a wink wink
wink me!
Fragonard's L’Escarpolette
L'ouverture  of the eye
plaisir économique,
extrémités emblématiques et énigmatiques
A Global Δυστοπία is a  local decay even as we re-invent new..
Believe in unicorns
No more Jonestown utopian promises
Angry hungry
Angry hungry twice !!
Have your cake and eat it, said
In his  studio A hooded Gaston's self portrait smokes
C'mon have a cigar, the clouds have now broken
The allegorical melancholia of self-portraiture paints the time
Deuce coupe
Cose mentale
Herakles erected
nude mentale goes to conceptual nude
Take the mickey out!!
Le regard est la chose qui sort..
Cauda / la queue of an animal
Go ahead, light a candle
Macabre / repellent
..being there but where?
the new temporal presence of the past
Στιγμή ..
The great  remedy to the miseries of this world is the absorption into the present moment
Le soleil se couche
moi aussi

2 Drawings for London disasters, oil pastel on paper, 29 x 21 cm each

Horror disaster / under the bridge 

Greedy negligence / aesthetic detachment 

there is no there

There is no there
Eyrydice was waiting to turn green on red.. instead was Lazarus who came out 
La jouissance of lightness
At a loose end I was dead before I was I
Je regard le mur.. Qu'est-ce que tu vois?
La lumière qui meurt 
At same field where the imaginary and the real are playing together the score is a nil draw
The Henry Darger's hermafrodite misfortune young creatures 
Neither this or that
Profound ambiguous 
I had some grapes for breakfast
Rebellious Cezanne enthrone Achille's Empéraire deformed body 
Quelle heure est-il ?
La même que d'habitude..
Le silence et la solitude des peintres

the sky, the same grey empty sky, suddenly open
the sky, the same blue empty sky, suddenly open
the absent I affirms the Other
memory follows the pas au-delá
the detour of the impossibility
Eyridice follows Orpheus's gaze, she is more shade than image
Orpheus, a glass shade
Homer, a founding hero of european literature
Nietzsche was trying to prove his forgetfulness
i remember a young man
i remember another and the other coming from elsewhere 
the sky is not there anymore

study for Goddess appears to immigrants, oil on canvas,150 x 155 cm