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"Reasonless place"

Andreas Katsakos

With the cooperation of the National Bank Cultural Foundation (M.I.E.T.) - Cultural Centre of Thessaloniki 

1 -  October 24

Andreas Katsakos’ images is an exceptional example of positioning the photographic practice in the realm of ‘madness’ rather than of ‘tameness’. According to these categories, suggested by Roland Barthes in the epilogue of his book Camera Lucida, the spectator confronts   the dilemma of what s/he should choose to ‘see/apprehend’ in a photograph. Andreas Katsakos takes particular care of underlining the medium’s  inherent quality to approach places and meanings that are connected with reality through a relationship which is  affinal in terms of likeness/form , however is  vague in terms of  verbally / conceptually defining it.

His photographic practice keeps a distance from the potentially and perceptually diffident, meek, sequacious, tame image; he rather goes after the perceptually daring, illogical, misunderstood, mad image. Katsakos serves/submits to the medium, shaping/entering reasonless places.

Vassilis Kantas