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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 November 2014
humans from their daily troubles and their short-minded views on society." David reckons that everyday life has an influence on him in ways that other people wouldn't be able to see or feel. The different places he visits and people he meets are also a source of inspiration, but at other times he prefers to dive in his own thoughts, as if there is nobody else on this planet besides him. Photography, collage and glitch, fashion and video art/direction are only some of his techniques. But what differentiates David Marinos from other digital artists, apart from his age and ability to multitask? "Other than my age, I think I'm bored with seeing artists repeat themselves and creating something that has already existed. It's a hard thing to do, but I'm always trying to create new visuals and emotions through my work, I'm trying to bring together every energy source in my work and let it out. It's hard but it needs to happen, because I can't stand the same old styles and visuals from other artists," he explains. The one thing he hates is when people describe him as one type of creative. "There is no description for me, I'm always trying to change styles and evolve to different techniques, from one medium to another. I'm not just one type of artist. I take on everything." His inspiration lies everywhere. He doesn't have just one way of working and doesn't like to stick to one process. As for the dark and explicit nature of his images, David insists it has nothing to do with his age. "Those visuals come from a desire to get the viewer in a panic or uncomfortable zone. I'm not here to make someone happy or sad. I try to show visuals and not explain them. If it has to go above extreme then I'm already there," he tells Neos Kosmos. Apart from hosting solo exhibitions, taking photos and creating mixed-media installations, he is involved in an array of collaborations - his favourite being with Youp Wehnes, an incredible creative according to David, with whom they share thoughts and advice as well as the young age perspective. Davi is also founder of Lucent Kids, a never-ending network of teenage bloggers, artists, fashion editors and more. "We are trying to show a new way of thinking with this network and we are trying to create a new mind state," he proudly says as his work spreads like a colourful virus on almost every urban-life web platform, centring art. David has also launched his own brand, Icey clothes. We can't help but wonder what such a promising and rebellious artist might have i "I have no idea where I will be. creating more powerful work as and showcasing it all over the wo to go everywhere with my work. more projects with more and mo artists coming up in the next com months and years. One of my far fetched dreams is to be the first a to create a giant installation with on the/a planet." Quite an ambit dream, but then again, what goo an artist who does not try to esca the boundaries of the world? *Atopos was founded in 2003 by Stamos Fafalios and Vassilis Zidianakis. They were recently joined by Angelos Tsourapas. In 2010, Atopos found a new home in the heart of the Metaxourgeio area in Athens. The 102-year- old neoclassical building on 72 Salaminos Street is a typical Athenian residence built around a central courtyard that has now been converted into a contempo space for exhibitions, events and workshops. It also houses Atopos and an extensive library, as well a largest paper dress collection in t The Unlocked program celebrate 10th anniversary of Atopos and i presence in Greece and abroad, closely with Greek Ministry of Cu Museum, Robert Wilson's Waterm Athens Festival, ICOM (Internatio of Museums), the Municipality of Miyake Issey Foundation, the Fondation Cartier and the Musée d'Orsay in Par For more information visit atopos.gr and davidmarinos.tumblr.com SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014 15 FEATURE at age 16 dis. m d f ,p y p g in store. Ideally, time goes by orld. I want I have ore ming r- artist lights ious od is ape e orary s' offices as the the world. es the ts dynamic working lture, the Benaki mill Centre, the onal Council f Athens, the , I think I'm bored with seeing artists repeat themselves and creating something that has already existed. It's a hard thing to do, but I'm always trying to create new visuals and emotions through my work" Hand, David Marinos 2013. Itch, David Marinos, 2014 Behind, David Marinos 2014. Bird View, David Marinos 2013.
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