Following an invitation by 68projects, Tsagaris spent the summer working in Berlin. His art revolves around timeless themes, such as humanity, the search for meaning and the sublime. Tsagaris’ mostly abstract collages, paintings and films are always grounded in the medium of photography, revealing an intense fascination with occultism, spirituality and mystic teachings. Following mythological tradition, such as the story of Narcissus, who drowns in his reflection, the mirror in Tsagaris’ work symbolizes the fall of the soul from the divine to the physical realm, from higher consciousness to the profane, while simultaneously exemplifying the purification of collective being.
About the artist
Born 1979 in Athens, Greece
Lives and works in New York, and Los Angeles, USA
Tsagaris works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions, such as the 4th Canakkale Biennal of Contemporary Art in Turkey, the BOZAR-Center of Fine Arts in Brussels, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, the Assab One Foundation in Milan, the Museum for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, as well as the 2nd and 4th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. He is represented in many notable international collections.