Escape from New York : February 2015

February is here marking the beginning of our scheduled exhibitions of 2015 . For the second consecutive year art.estate hosts the works of photographer Dimitris Manousakis, who lives and works in New York. The opening will take place on Thursday , February 12th at 8.00 p.m. . In this exhibition the artist presents photographs in large dimensions focused on the chaotic scale of the metropolis and the imposing nature of the urban landscape.

The buildings invading the sky, the endless trajectories of public transport and the journey of light  passing through elongated streets consist the framework within which the people of the city move, live and dream . Their portraits are a collection of contrasting personalities who each plan their own escape – with the film absorbing music, dress codes, the smoke from a cigarette on the sidewalk, a simple smile in front of the lens of the photographer.

All images that escaped from New York will always be stored in 20 negatives, creating a reference point for the viewer – a measurement unit and a mapping tool of the personal emergency exits that we all seek.

As the artist remarks:

“The small stories were captured in my negatives due to a wrong turn or a random encounter on the street. In the frantic pace of New York, randomness is the fuel of discovering the real soul of the city, the same soul that escapes only to be trapped by my lens. It is found in the shadow of buildings, beneath the facades of offices, among costume parties , inside the trains and in roads that do not allow right turns. New York can be measured as population, as an area, as properties .. and is usually measured by roads and bridges. I started to measure it in moments. ”

The exhibition lasts until the end of the month.

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