Revert to Disarray: Life After Horror & Romance
6th June 2013
Charting the space between acuity and confusion, detail and dissolution, contemporary Greek painter Stefanos Rokos arrives in London with his first UK show.
It’s a world you’ve already spent some time in, I suspect. You turn your back on a compelling stranger only to find just colours, smoke, and memories. Any. Friday. Night. And who doesn’t smile in recollection of that near riot down the guitar bar? Sure, your friends will be along presently, little punctures in the chaos, and yet that sense of an ending gathers, reflected in the waiting lenses arrayed across the room.
In these works the senses will meet their match. Details are perceived, yet evade our grasp. Women might be muses, imperilled, but always fatales. Men find safety in numbers, hoping to cope with the fantastical. And music is ever present, filling each silent canvas as we revert then, to disarray.