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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 November 2014
14 SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014 The masterful young mind behind many of the weird but wonderful images over the internet tanks of contemporary art, flowing around Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook, goes by the name David Marinos. David, at just 16, unravels his talent in creating unique and enthralling images which embody, in a mesmerising way, his perception of the world around him. The intimate details of the human body meet the magic of modern technology while confronting the wonders of ancient history. Colour, darkness and quite often nudity become impenetrable f t t t y managed to escape a child's daily regime and even though he was born in 1998, to Greek and Ukrainian parents, he has already travelled to Germany, Spain, Russia, France, America, Bulgaria, Asia, hosting solo shows and taking part in great exhibitions. He has already studied art in the US and will probably be moving to London to work and continue his studies. He is currently showcasing his work in Atopos CVC* (Athens), as the opening artist of the Atopos Unlocked program. Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture (Atopos CVC) is a non-profit making, Greek cultural organisation interested in the expression and adornment of the human body Neos Kosmos contacted David Tumblr Radar a few times and from there it's grown to other social media and more connections," he says. "From the start I have never been interested in the things other kids or people my age liked. Because of this I have always been a bit of an outcast. People can label me as whatever they want, but I will always be continuing to create; the experiences and movement in this world are easy for me to look at and define," David explains as we try to de-code the intimate details often sprouting from the canvas. He is dispensing the original piece with shapes and colour, processing it till it becomes an affective narrative - in an unexpected fresh and dynamic way- like an adult who has indulged himself in a vast array of experiences. "I have visited too many places in my opinion, considering - even the places that people wouldn't like to see. From Europe to America and a bit of Asia, I've seen quite a lot. I have a few recommendations to study and overall live in London, so there is a chance I might go there for a long-term period, but I never like staying in one place for too long," he says - while we wonder how a 16-year- old citizen of the world can convey such strong emotions towards Greek and Balkan history, through such contemporary work. "I cherish the past from these cultures, because today they all look the same to me, I'm hypnotised by the individuality in the past way of life and the process of creation and creating history. I'm trying to rebirth that process and power in my work, but also in a way that is not easily perceived I'm trying to create a Taking the world World-renowned teenage artist David Marinos shares his ambitious dreams on creating art that doesn't conform NELLY SKOUFATOGLOU body. Neos Kosmos contacted David, who opened up, sharing some of his wildest dreams and ideas. "I started making art around the age of 11 and experimenting outside of my classes. I still don't know how I have become an artist or if I'm fully an artist, but I create what I want and the results are shown to the public. A lot of Tumblr users saw my work after having been put on affective narrative in an unexpected, not easily perceived, I m trying to create a new culture that will evolve often nudity become impenetrable, solid components of dreamy, sometimes harsh and provoking images that communicate his ideas and understanding of mankind. Classical imagery is subsumed into his captivating fictive and edgy pieces, easily recognisable by his consistent style, even though he opts for different techniques, exploring his mixed-media horizons. David Marinos is an artist who chose, or was chosen, to embark on his journey years ago. His rebellious nature I'm hypnotised by the individuality in the past way of life and the process of creation and creating history. I'm trying to rebirth that process and power in my work, but also inawaythatis not easily perceived." - David Marinos David Marinos in Atopos CVC. PHOTO BY LENA DARA LIASKOU/OZONWEB. His work has had global appeal.
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