Surreal shoe sculptures by Tel Aviv-based artist Costa Magarakis. He uses the structure of shoes as the base for several of his work which is described as existing within a “gothic wonderland illuminating the gray area between truth and lies.” Footwear becomes the body of an animal, a maritime vessel, or a new type of creature altogether with his grotesque imagery drawn from modern symbols and icons merged with mythology, religion and science.
I often find archetypes in old children’s books and toys. I am attracted to things that evoke memories from childhood. The grotesque and the unknown are all important themes in the body of my work. I try to express something from my inner mind.+