Crete-born photographer George Christakis is a modern day Surrealist. His visual art, generally photo manipulations, includes a collection of haunting photographs that seem to have hidden meanings or don’t quite make sense. A woman balancing on the top edge of a skyscraper, a person floating under a bridge in an umbrella, a man flying a tree as if it were a kite. These are the types of conceptual ideas that develop from the mind of 23-year-old Christakis.
Viewers of his photographs will find elements of surprise throughout the work that spark feelings of uncertainty. It’s like waking up too quickly from a deep sleep, you can’t be quite sure of what you see. Using either striking black and white or muted color palettes, his use of tones is hypnotizing. Christakis is definitely the type of artist you’ll want to keep an eye on as he continues to create these unreal scenes from a parallel universe.
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