VASSILIS TRIANTIS (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Vassilis was born in Greece and is currently living in Amsterdam. He comes from a scientific background and after completing a doctorate in medical biology, he turned to photography which he now combines alongside his career in medical research.
He has had several exhibitions in The Netherlands (Cloud Gallery, Galerie Noord, Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Bimhuis, Canvas), USA (See Me Gallery), Italy (VARCO Gallery, SATURA Art Gallery) and his work has been published in NRC Next, Volkskrant, the EXPOSURE collection by the See Me Publishing Group, Square Magazine, Dodho, Life Framer and Der Greif.
He has partnered with the 7 fingers, the Ballet National de Marseille, and Dimitris Papaioannou.
He has received Honourable Mentions at the International Photography Awards (Fine-Art Nudes, 2014), the PX3 WHITE competition, Prix de la Photographie Paris (2015) and he was a resident at project Art Gouda (May-June 2016).
His work was included in The New Dutch Talent catalogue of 2017 from GUP magazine, and in the Encontros da Imagem 2017 festival program.
I am fascinated by urban patterns of life and behavior; how human and humanised nature mingle and clash. My photography explores themes of isolation, identity, the juxtaposition of collective and individual and communication versus segregation. In small narratives I want to shed light on ways we affect and are affected by artificial social and physical environments.
With the series “Point of view” I try to answer a very basic question; how does the loss of singular identity and urbanisation affect the way we perceive our urban environments and how would our perception transform eventually our surroundings?
Practice Statement: How does photographing on film (or using your material photographic process of predilection) inform your artistic practice?
Film brings me closer to photographic practice. It slows me down, makes me think and appreciate the reason I take a photo. There is a physicality in the whole analogue process that enhances the photographic experience. In a time where digital prevails, film gives me the opportunity to make my work more tangible and more human.