12 persons in gray
“Aristides Varrias, being an inspired creator …”
Aristides Varrias, being an inspired creator, “feels” and molds the Parian marble, the famous lychnitis, in a charismatic way. He molds “prosopa” which radiate besides the perfectness of the “métier”, a very advanced, above all, poetic mood.
This is why the recent sculptures Pegylides, inspired by Kavafis, the “great” Alexandrine, come to “match” with his previous work. It couldn’t be more charismatic restitution of Kavafis heroes than this, which we see and feel in the faces, which Varrias recently elaborated (sculpted). They are faces expressing reverie, expectation, prosopa which palpitate from emotions, anticipate conditions, pry memories, challenge experiences and indelible through time impressions. Prosopa, which are invincible and, at the same time, so human.
In the charismatic dialogue with them, the inspired from Elytis Ryades, worked out artistically on Opal, challenge our fantasy in a charming way, through their abstract appearance. They are enrolled circularly, because of their movement, which they impose on the space all around, installing, and “orchestrating” an idiomatic atmosphere. They are figures and shapes, which cause inexhaustible coherences, according to the experiences of each of us.
These sculptures, gifted with an “organic” substance, indicate everlasting beings. Beings, which circulate, swing, transportate and wind between us, but we do not perceive them with our com- mon senses. That’s why the sculptures of Varrias reveal to us charismatically their very beings, proving at the same time the talent of their creator.
Dora Eliopoulou – Rogan
Dr. History of Art – Art critic