With the use of photographs, the artist depicts the world known to us all from mythology. Marble sculptures of Greek Gods and Goddesses transform into living matter, the dead stone comes to life, the spirit of the past becomes enlivened in the present, the present beautifies the past.
It is a fascinating journey into the world of classical beauty, symmetry and ideal proportions. Strong, athletic silhouettes of naked men, sensual goddesses and shapely nymphs, all wrapped in light, sexy materials, present a timeless canon of beauty. The designs refer to the figures of deities, heroes and centaurs – creatures with a mixed structure – half human, half animal.
This is complemented by an unusual scenography designed by the artist. The figures are depicted in the context of the ancient Greek reality – classic architectural and ornamental motifs, airy, translucent costumes, feathers, animal skins, metal armor, and divine attributes emanating glittering gold. Magical colors and the nature of film light bring out beauty and heighten luminosity, while the technique of chiaroscuro, through its contrasts, emphasizes the impeccability of the divine silhouettes even more.
The inspiration in creating the project was the world of ancient Greece, ruled by mythological gods, inhabited by beautiful goddesses and athletic heroes. Their perfect silhouettes have become the subject of works by many artists fascinated by nudity. A classic sculpture is nothing more than a hymn in honor of a beautiful body whose canons of symmetry and ideal proportions established in Greek times are up to date.
The mythological theme enjoys great interest among contemporary artists. Greek motifs were presented by Alexander McQueen in his Debut Collection for Givenchy S / S 1997. The Pirelli Calendar for 2011 – Mythology by Karl Lagerfeld was a great success. Photographs depicted the sensual bodies of naked models and models endowed with divine attributes. Another source of inspiration was the work of Eugenio Recuenco from the Classical Greece project depicting a vivid Greek sculpture against a white mural. The art of cinematography also had a huge impact on the final appearance of the project: the screening of King Oedipus in 1967, directed by Luciano Bartola, Odyssey from 1968 telling the story of Itaka’s King – Odysseus returning from the Trojan war, mini-series documentary Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, and Clash of the Titans reflecting the journey of Perseus (son of Zeus) who wanted to bring chaos to the earth.