Charis Tsevis
 
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Charis Tsevis presents the world’s megacities – from New York to London to Moscow – in lively photographic mosaics. His pieces provide a refreshing new perspective on famous landmarks and classic cultural monuments whose ubiquity in the media has shaped society’s preconceptions of the cities themselves. The artist arranges the fragments of hundreds of individual moments into one complete picture, thus capturing the very essence of these iconic monuments.

Tsevis presents different seasons and times of day in a singular distillation of time and space similar to a cinematic time lapse. Contrasting moods culminate in an image charged with atmospheric intensity. These detailed pictures grab the viewer’s attention, our eyes darting between the individual shots and the overall image. Everything is in a constant state of flux – much like life itself in these bustling cities.

The Greek artist, who studied graphic design in Munich and Milan, has made the digital collage his unmistakeable signature aesthetic. With his extraordinary, exciting artistic approach, Tsevis brings an unimagined dynamic into photography, surprising and challenging our traditional visual expectations.

Daniela Kummle
1967Born in Athens, Greece
1986-1990Earned a degree in Graphic Design from the German Academy of Higher Learning for Graphic and Advertising Design, Athens, Greece
1991-1992Masters in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan, Italy
1996-PresentGuest Professor in Editorial Design and Typography at AKTO College of Art and Design, Athens, Greece
Lives and works in Athens, Greece


Awards (Selection)

2015CASE- Council for Advancement and Support of Education Award, USA
Premio Colunistas Awards, Brazil
2014200 Best Illustrators Worldwide Luerzer´s Archive Magazine Award
2009National Press Photographers Association Award
Epica Award


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