''Throw up"   Acrylic spray paint spray on canvas 300x200cm winter 2017   "Throw up"  in addition to denoting the act of vomiting, it also combines  the graffiti techniques of "tagging" and "bombing". It usually refers to  the large round letters that  occupy large surfaces and alter the existing environment aesthetically. They are two-dimensional, and are easy to create and attract attention. They easily become the focus of the viewer's attention.   The birth of a different Venus, which is an amalgam of beauty and monstrosity, reflects the way we perceive beauty and ugliness.For some "Throw ups"  are seen as vandalism, ugly acts of destruction, whereas for others they are imposing and beautiful.

''Throw up"

 

Acrylic spray paint spray on canvas 300x200cm winter 2017

 

"Throw up"  in addition to denoting the act of vomiting, it also combines  the graffiti techniques of "tagging" and "bombing". It usually refers to  the large round letters that  occupy large surfaces and alter the existing environment aesthetically. They are two-dimensional, and are easy to create and attract attention. They easily become the focus of the viewer's attention.

 

The birth of a different Venus, which is an amalgam of beauty and monstrosity, reflects the way we perceive beauty and ugliness.For some "Throw ups"  are seen as vandalism, ugly acts of destruction, whereas for others they are imposing and beautiful.

"Come on you, chicken" Acrylic in spray on a 400x250cm wall.   Chickens are considered  to be skittish, and that’s why in Greek  we use the linguistic expression "You are a chicken" when we want to tease someone who is timid. By picturing a chicken with a human body, dressed in a traditional Greek attire (tsolias),I change her personality by attributing to it some contrasting features. This way I depict  a chicken who is  fearless and dynamic.   The chicken is  one more animal that the human society has managed to devalue and castrate. There are currently 24 billion alive chickens on the planet, only few of which live in their natural habitat. Free, in nature, chickens can live for five to eleven years, depending on the species. In the industrialized animal farms a chicken generally lives only for six weeks and then is slaughtered. A chicken can produce at least 300 eggs a year. In egg framing 1 year old chickens are  considered to be less profitable because they gradually produce fewer eggs. As a result they slaughter them and sell them as pet food, pies and other processed foods.  

"Come on you, chicken"

Acrylic in spray on a 400x250cm wall.

 

Chickens are considered  to be skittish, and that’s why in Greek  we use the linguistic expression "You are a chicken" when we want to tease someone who is timid. By picturing a chicken with a human body, dressed in a traditional Greek attire (tsolias),I change her personality by attributing to it some contrasting features. This way I depict  a chicken who is  fearless and dynamic.

 

The chicken is  one more animal that the human society has managed to devalue and castrate.

There are currently 24 billion alive chickens on the planet, only few of which live in their natural habitat. Free, in nature, chickens can live for five to eleven years, depending on the species. In the industrialized animal farms a chicken generally lives only for six weeks and then is slaughtered.

A chicken can produce at least 300 eggs a year. In egg framing 1 year old chickens are  considered to be less profitable because they gradually produce fewer eggs. As a result they slaughter them and sell them as pet food, pies and other processed foods.

 

 “You’re a donkey”   In Greek, this colloquial expression is an evaluative  term that we use when we want to accuse someone of being rude and lazy.  However, actually donkeys are intelligent, cute, amiable, shy, and emotional creatures who are used for labor due to their extraordinary strength and patience. Often people abuse creatures with attributes like the ones that the donkeys possess, and in the same way society takes advantage of people who are endowed with the same predispositions. The artwork “You’re a donkey” depicts  a  contemplative donkey in the same stance as Rodin’s “The thinker” sculpture (1902).On this interpretation, the donkey is portrayed with its actual characteristics, powerful and creative. This way, it negates man’s dismissal of the donkey. In Greece, there were 508.000 donkeys in 1950, 95.000  in 1995  and less than 16.00

 “You’re a donkey”

 

In Greek, this colloquial expression is an evaluative  term that we use when we want to accuse someone of being rude and lazy.  However, actually donkeys are intelligent, cute, amiable, shy, and emotional creatures who are used for labor due to their extraordinary strength and patience. Often people abuse creatures with attributes like the ones that the donkeys possess, and in the same way society takes advantage of people who are endowed with the same predispositions.

The artwork “You’re a donkey” depicts  a  contemplative donkey in the same stance as Rodin’s “The thinker” sculpture (1902).On this interpretation, the donkey is portrayed with its actual characteristics, powerful and creative. This way, it negates man’s dismissal of the donkey.

In Greece, there were 508.000 donkeys in 1950, 95.000  in 1995  and less than 16.00

“ You are just a ...goat”  Acrylic in spray on a wall 200x400cm.   Shepherds  are people  who tend and direct the herd. They guide the herd to the pasture and back to the sheepfold, and they tend to the animal’s needs.   In Greek,  we call “goats” or “sheeps”the group of people that act without thinking just because they were told so. Presenting them playing a strategy game that requires someone to think and strategize we contradict reality. The backgammon and  dice represent the shepherd who guides the sheep.  

“ You are just a ...goat” 

Acrylic in spray on a wall 200x400cm.

 

Shepherds  are people  who tend and direct the herd. They guide the herd to the pasture and back to the sheepfold, and they tend to the animal’s needs.

 

In Greek,  we call “goats” or “sheeps”the group of people that act without thinking just because they were told so. Presenting them playing a strategy game that requires someone to think and strategize we contradict reality.

The backgammon and  dice represent the shepherd who guides the sheep.

 

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Freehand spray paint on the wall of the Cocomat hotel in Athens. 

aprox. 500x600 cm

Spray paint and markers on canvas 120x80 cm .

Zurich Autumn 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 Patrick Star*

Spray paint and markers on canvas 100x70 cm

Zurich Spring 2013

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