PHOTOGRAPHY

AWARDS 2020

ALEXANDROS LAMBROVASSILIS

Realities Of Information, 2012 - ongoing

ABOUT THE ARTWORK: Realities of Information is a concept whereby understanding fragmented experiences, presented photographically, distinct segments of information forge into a flow of continuity inside a viewer's brain. The work lies in a place of ambiguity between reality and memory. Visual narratives, in a state of contextual limbo, intend to directly engage human intuition and insight to fuse pieces of information into an emerging story. The objective here is to invite the viewer towards an awareness that reality is essentially an interpretation inside the conscious brain. That visual perception can relate to many overlapping factors such as genetics, personality, language, culture, intention, emotion, and mental health. Realities of Information can be seen as simulation mechanisms, aiming to intrigue viewers to experience the frustration of a person with dementia or other cognitive deficiencies.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Alexandros was born in Athens/Greece in 1970. During high school, he started taking pictures, develop and print his work in the darkroom. He studied Percussion at the Athens Conservatory of Music and worked as a professional musician from 1994 until 2004. In 2006 Lambrovassilis moved to New York to pursue his passion for photography. Alexandros is teaching photography in New York City at P.I. Art Center and is a guest lecturer at NYU. In the fall of 2017, Lambrovassilis completed a portrait project assigned by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum for a permanent installation.