Parisko in collaboration with Tind present, 2nd Hand Go(o)ds On Sale Here, a screen-print poster project!
On earth there is nothing greater than I: it is I who am the regulating finger of God…
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra
God as a mortal being who sins.
God as an amateur who fails.
God as a vulnerable lover who fears rejection.
God as an ideal commodity that conceals its making process.
God as me, god as you.
Through a colorful mixture of different papers and surfaces, graphic artist Paris Koutsikos (parisko) and silk-screen printer Tind depict a “second hand go(o)d” in multiple silk-screen prints. Initially inspired by a book written by Kostas Papagiannakis and published back in 1997 at OXY pbl (“Θεοί 2”), the artists use vernacular images and quotes in order to verge the intangible concept of god and give a human flavor to it. God is transformed from the Absolute Good to the fallible second hand good. Prayer is identified with shopping therapy, where the more you consume the more you feel fulfilled. The texture of the papers as well as the vitality of the colors enhance the sense of materiality that contradicts the immaterial space of the divine.
Man and god are two forces that paradoxically coexist eternally, but when man dies, god dies. This conflicted abstract relationship has always been embodied in our everyday living as a regular habit. The delusional aspect of god’s perfection is dissolved within the pop element of the colloquial language. The supreme being is turned into a product for an advert that persistently awaits for a new buyer. God also becomes a seductive porn star who gazes at the viewer with a lustful desire. God is hiding behind his/her facades.
Nevertheless, the burning question remains: In moments of complete destruction and dismay, is God calling for help?
Elli Paxinou, June 2012
The artist: http://www.parisko.com/
The silk-screen printer: http://www.tind.gr/
Yesterday, Thursday, July 12, we attended the opening of the exhibition at “six d.o.g.s.” where we spent an amazing creative evening. The posters looked awesome and of course you wanted to acquire them all! During the exhibition, the amazing serigraph printer tind printed a… forgiveness poster for his visitors. There we saw the fun and enthusiasm of the printer. With a happy mood began prints, in black and continued through simple experiments in 2 colored mix, something that visitors loved. Young designers watched and learned the silkscreen method and found themselves wondering over new methods of creativity! During the course of printing, 2 visitors had the honor to get the beautiful design printed onto … their shirt! Yeah! Enjoy some pics from that day! We are looking forward for the next Tind’s and Pariskos Exhibition !!!
Paris Koutsikos aka Parisko, the amazing designer!
Manolis … The “Tind”
Chrysanthos cleaning the black color…
… Manolis playing with his colors
Manolis and Paris!!!