Aphairesi | 2018 -
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My project is an exploration of the beauty and complexity of geometric forms found in nature. Through my lens, I seek to capture the essence of these forms and reveal their inherent geometric patterns and structures. Using black and white photography, I have deliberately removed the distraction of color to focus the viewer’s attention solely on the lines, shapes, and textures that make up these striking landscapes.

My work is inspired by the principles of geometric expressionism, a movement that emphasizes the power of geometric forms to convey emotion and meaning. Through my photographs, I aim to create a visual language that is both universal and deeply personal, evoking a sense of wonder and awe at the natural world.

The Greek word for abstraction is αφαίρεση (aphairesi), which means “removal” or “withdrawal”. This term is often used in the context of philosophy to refer to the process of abstracting or separating an idea or concept from its concrete or sensory representations. In art, abstraction can also refer to the process of reducing a form or image to its essential geometric or formal elements, which can then be rearranged and recombined to create a new visual language.

In my process, I begin by immersing myself in the environment, studying the contours and angles of the sand dunes, mountains, or rocks, and searching for the most interesting and dynamic compositions and their interplay with light. I then use careful framing and perspective to capture these forms in a way that emphasizes their unique geometry and texture.

The project follows Clement Greenberg’s idea of abstract expressionism. As a mathematician, through this project, I hope to challenge viewers to see the world in a new way, to appreciate the beauty and complexity of geometric forms, and to consider the ways in which the language of geometry can be used to express a wide range of emotions and experiences.

USA, Switzerland, UAE, 2018 –

Aphairesi | 2018 -

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