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Old roof, 1986

Old roof, 1986
Old roof, 1986
Sorongas Sotiris
(Athens 1936)
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Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
Gift of the artist

In Old Roof, what is shown is a world plundered by decay and neglect. Half-broken tiles, crumbling beams and stones, with the marks of time apparent upon them, stand out in a dense composition in the blinding light of an all-white canvas. With the spareness of sketching in the depiction of the various features of the picture and the sui generis, virtually monochrome rendering of the surfaces, intensity is given to the sense of absence and silence which leads beyond the world of reality to somewhere metaphysical, which is none other than the poetic challenge of objectivity.