The work of Andreas Theologitis “Intimate Cities” explores the complex optical relations, which develop when a female body is transformed into a background of reflections of unbending and harsh architectural structures.
It is a series of photographic experiments where the distortions of the projected images on the naked body create abstract visual effects.
Guided by his background in architecture, Theologitis proposes a novel approach and re- shapes the female body. The lines of the buildings are bent, refracted, morphed in order to follow faithfully the magic of “his” naked lascivious body – which responds by composing in turn original plastic landscapes which come to focus in front of delicately lit rideaux.
It is the posture, the gestures and not the gaze of these models, which prevail in these photographs. Their movement captures the “hidden”, the “unfulfilled”, the “emptiness” of the space. Theologitis obviously goes beyond the trivial and facile language of today’s reality. In his world as per his personal dreams, while everything seems to melt at surface level, the unexpected alternations between geometric repetitions and distorted bodies and buildings create unusual, sometimes alien, undulating lines.
An indiscreet look through the protective walls that hide our everyday life. Stimulating our fantasies by cutting our protective envelop into the secret world, the most “Intimate” side of our cities. [Dr Nina Kassianou curator]
His work is marked by intense geometric forms resulting from his background in architecture and which define his style in photography. His photographs express in a powerful way the detail of color, texture, material, leaving the imagination of individual viewers free to create their own particular image.
In the latest years Andreas Theologitis try to go beyond a mere study of the human body. He turn insistently around the exploration of particular aspects of the nude, where aesthetics are combined with an almost ideological dimension.
About Andreas Theologitis
Andreas Theologitis is an architect and urban planner. He studied in Belgium in the 80’s where he had the opportunity to take part in projects that marked the urban texture of the city. In the early 90’s he returned to Greece where he still participates in architectural and urban projects. His involvement in photography dates from the age of the dark- room. His work has been exhibited in various galleries in Athens, Brussels, London, Washington DC, L.A., New York City. He has been awarded in several photography competitions.