Paintings of neglected and dislocated architectural scenes overgrown by nature by Greek artist Vasilis Avramidis. Building on the tradition of 16–17th century oil paintings that transforms mundane, overlooked landscapes into another context distinct from their original condition, Avramidis’ dreamily impossible vistas are modern day landscapes exploring the fragmented and isolated nature of memory and belonging. Although impossible, the landscapes are not completely surreal but are governed by natural laws such as gravity, cohesion and perspective.
Outskirts is about memory and the overlooked. The title is inspired by the outskirts of cities, a transitional landscape with a unique relation to visual memory, as these areas are mostly encountered repeatedly, usually as fleeting images when you are traveling. They are very familiar, although few people have actually walked through them, as they don’t present any obvious interest practically or visually.+