15 – 28 MAY 2019
Imprisoned illusion – 2018
Oil on canvas
260 x 155 cm
Collection Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Peking University
3 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2019
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
No More Shall We Part
14 paintings 17 years later
The artistic approach of Stefanos Rokos to the album “No More Shall We Part” by NIck Cave & The Bad Seeds makes up a testimony of his personal proposal for a dialectic to be developed between two artistic forms- those of painting and song writing, which have all along constituted the very core of artistic expression and creativity.
“It was extraordinary to stand in the studio and see the paintings for real -the grandeur of them, with all their congested details and terrifying blank spaces.
I feel connected to the essence of them. I feel they are very close to the way I write lyrics -intense bursts of memory, ecstatic detail, sudden erotics, esoteric imagery; the forging of frozen narratives that hover about like dreams, haunted and strange and life-affirming.”