Untitled (2020)Stelios Karamanolis
Colored pencil and acrylic on raw canvas
Size 130 x 140 cm
In his drawings Karamanolis’ subjects take the form of the living and the non-living, such as figures, trees, a Capricorn, columns or houses. The ambiguity of what these ‘things’ are and symbolize is for him a continuous occupation and concern, hence the aspect of a metaphysical abstraction. Karamanolis’ choice in imagery and the meaning they evoke are to proof the presence of a consciousness, ideas and mind activity. These entities take a certain form and represent the human condition, our psyche.
Karamanolis’ work is part of the collection of the Onassis Foundation, New York