Eraclis Artistidou

Based in United Kingdom
Studying at Kingsway college in design and technical studies which included sculpture, painting, printing, textiles and photography to name a few, Eraclis was inspired from views of city landscapes vistas from London’s Thames, where he was born. The paintings do not represent any particular city scape but aim for an abstract representation. Familiar building shapes or outlines are compared. Observe colour juxtapositions and colour layers producing a three dimensional perspective to the horizon. I don’t try to copy any particular city skyline but only use as reference to colour tones and values which changes according to artistic atheistic and juxtaposition of colours. Blocks of colours and simple textures are what abstract interpretation is what I strive for. I don’t want to confuse the eye with details which will take away from the initial feeling and composition. Detail is suggested as is place and familiarity as to keep the paintings contemporary and visually stimulating longer to the viewer. Buildings and city structures, tall towers of modern architectural buildings and tall skyscrapers with glass structures are becoming more and more abstract and contemporary in design with the use of new and innovative materials and buildings techniques. The old against the new buildings- textures and differing levels colours and tones is what I find most interesting and how these play against each other to produce an interesting and amazing skyline view of mega city proportions. "Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred – from one perception to another. Like magic. This painting here? I bought it ten years ago for sixty thousand dollars. I could sell it today for six hundred. The illusion has become real, and the more real it becomes, the more desperately they want it. Capitalism at its finest."- Gekko

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