Petros Efstathiadis creates sculptures and decors from a varied array of materials he finds. Once documented and photographed, the sculptures are dismantled and the components are returned to their everyday use.
The only thing that remains is the photograph: images which, once juxtaposed, recompose a fantastical and poetic memory of a place in turmoil. His sculptures are born from what the landscape contains, the entire landscape expresses destitution.
This manner of recycling, of “making do” with what his immediate surroundings provide, is the foundation of his work. It’s an improvised prison which unfolds narratives of a place stricken by poverty and repression.
About the artist
PETROS EFSTATHIADIS was born in Greece in 1980. He graduated from the University of creative arts of Farnham (Great Britain). He contributed to a collective exhibition at Xippas gallery in Greece in 2009 and in 2011 at the Ego gallery in Spain. In 2013 he won the Jury’s Grand prize for Photography at the Hyères festival (France).