Charcoal Portraits

A Modern Korous

Joseph, a beautiful work concocted of infinitesimal drawn lines, unadorned by accruements and props – simple, floating – manifests as a modern Kouros. This metaphysical Joseph is a contemporary boy woven from the traditions and tragedies of his ancient home – in his figure, as created by Vaxevanidou, we can trace the ancient mythology of heroism, the adulated beauty of male youth, the vulnerability of spirit and the tenuous yet proud defiance of the contemporary self pitched against tradition. It is a portrait full of knowing and searching identity levitating in space and time. Continue reading…

Juliana Engberg