Portrait #1

Greek artist Angelo Plessas' work hovers between the material and virtual world. Plessas creates websites that bring together animated objects and digital illustrations with domain names that function as the title and location of the piece. His work encompasses fictional online monuments and blogs that stage: hyperreal interviews with real people, actual installations of objects that are featured in virtual worlds, and computer-run poetry forums with real writers whose writing is dictated by an online search engine that automatically suggests words to the authors.

Portrait 1 is typical of Plessas' aesthetic. Having grown up on computer games in the 1980s and early electronic data processing machines, we can not help but think of Gameboy animations and the iconic Commodore 64 aesthetic when looking at his work.


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