Orange Andy by Philip Tsiaras
Image Size 28 x 28
Paper Size 33 x 33
Archival 100% Cotton Rag English PermaJet Paper, 310 gram
Numbered, Titled, Signed by the Artist
Edition of 15
About DOT POP by Philip Tsiaras
As a painter, photographer, ceramicist, bronze and glass sculptor, Tsiaras’ work touches on practically all art forms. In a conceptual sense he believes that each exhibition contains a personal element of surprise.
The new works explore the world of an obsessed Pointillist artist with a love of Portraiture – The DOT-- paired with popular iconography is infused with a myriad of painted multicolored coordinates, bordering on the scientific of sensualism, or in archaic terms, a modern Roman mosaic.
Tsiaras comes full circle, as a classic black and white photographer in his early career, to realize a new painterly language in realistic hand-dotted personalities from Tyrant to Pop Diva. These paintings embrace the Warhol-ean interest in popular icons, (Tsiaras is himself an avid collector of Warhol’s works), and are fueled by a compulsive attention to particle detail, The DOT, gleaned from Tsiaras’ years as assistant to Lucas Samaras.
The exacting nature of these paintings create a tour de force of Pointillist bravura and re-examine such classical figures as: tyrannical Mao and Stalin, internet guru Steve Jobs, fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld, opera diva Maria Callas, America’s pride, Jackie & JFK, and the nobility of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, etc.