Dancers, 2021 , Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Vassilis H. is a Greek artist who lives and works in Athens, Greece. His creative process derives from figurative depictions of everyday personas commonly found in social media and magazines. Humorously rendered characters face dilemmas in their need of acceptance by their contemporary societies. Emerging issues of physical and emotional abuse, narcissistic behaviors and obsessive thoughts paralyze them. Subjects of peer pressure, they value themselves through other people's lives and opinions. A contradictive essence of beauty is presented through disfigured faces with intense features, which somehow preserve the mystery of the figures' thoughts. They remain abstract in their intentions and desires, trying to push through their existential crisis, barely surviving.

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