artist- dimitrios oikonomou
Dimitiri Oikonomou 2015
- mitrios Oikonomou paintings try to connect German philosophic metaphysics with the relationship between logos and image. His drips have a nihilistic nature, which work as a metaphor for the Nietzchenian theory of transformation found in the Birth of Tragedy as well as indicator for the European Nihilism.
Trying to develop and respond to the question of philosophy’s regard of the image in thinking by considering painting-where the image most clearly calls attention to itself as an image. By focusing in theories expressed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Melanie Gilligan, Adrian Piper, W J T Mitchell and by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Dimitri pursues larger topics in the relationship between image and its truth.
In addition, this nihilistic quality plays a partial politic role. The beginning of the twenty-first century has been manifested by two major events: the terrorist attack in New York and the economic crisis in Europe. These events have shaped the present global condition, which finds itself in a state of continual insecurity. His work addresses violence, theories of the ‘other’ and the very core of theories based on the European Nihilism.
Dimitri is currently working as an art tutor in Ealing Independent College of London and his artwork is represented by Tag-Bxl, a commercial gallery in Brussels. He has also exhibited his work on numerous occasions in Europe and Asia, continues to participate in international residencies and international exhibitions.