Demosthenes Davvetas exhibition ‘’Photo-Graphies’’ in Marseille.
Poet, writer, painter and performer, Demosthenes Davvetas explores various creative forms, inspired by the thinking of the ancient poet Simonides: “Poetry, is a painting that speaks and painting, is a silent poetry.”
Demosthenes Davvetas works in three dimensions, which each carries its own function, a cornerstone of its pluriform works.
In the beginning, there are Demosthenes Davvetas’ poems that are representing what the photographed subject meant to him and inspired him. Then the artist’s photography (Warhol, Basquiat, for example), the subject or scenery, represent the reality. Finally, the painting reveals the artistic hand of Demosthenes Davvetas. It brings its share of abstraction at work, his silent and intriguing part.
For the exhibition ” Photo- Graphies ” that devoted to him for the first time the European House of Photography, Demosthenes Davvetas presents a series of photographic works also painted, ” poeticized ” retouched, to which he gives a new dimension, material and depth that reflect the extent of his artistic field.