Gallery Cittrone Poros: June 27 - September 13, 2020
About the exhibition
Photographer Nikos Markou selects spaces which he defines as a personal "Topos" — a private point of reference.
His Topos of urban or other decontextualized landscapes leads towards a clear or unclear horizon which renders them deliberately finite.
The human presence is either nonexistent or merely hinted at—but its impact is all too visible: pollution, environmental destruction, deterioration of nature, distortion of the physiognomy of the place. In the images of Athens, degradation has evolved into an everyday experience, but similar elements can be discerned out of town, such as the half-sunken ship that dissects the horizon and the sea in Eleusis.
Even the lotus flowers in the Corinthian landscape hint at the loss of memory more than at blossoming and bounty.
Here the photographer aims to generate a semi-objective impression as he invisibly intertwines natural and artificial elements. His “topos” is constructed via the framing of his chosen subject.