I am a visual artist, born in Greece and based in London. I work across a range of media, including sculpture, photography and publications. From a very early stage in my career I have been interested in studying the human body. In particular, I explore how people ‘perform’ their gender and how this is expressed through objects.
In my recent work, I have studied contemporary representations of the body. Gender, masculinity and sexual identity are all part of my research. Moreover, I am interested in how society defines ‘the ideal body’ today and how this definition is constructed. The main conceptual basis of my sculpture is how society ‘genderises’ particular objects. I use these objects in unexpected ways, trying to re-present them with new meanings.
This publication consists of texts and photographs examining the relationship between masculinity and the automobile industry, focusing on how specific groups of men express their gender through their cars or motorbikes and speed. My main reference is car magazines of the 1990s and 2000s. The publication also includes a series of interviews with six car or motorbike owners aged between18 and 30, texts about their lifestyles and accounts of their games involving speed. This work is a snapshot of the macho gaze, as well as offering a deeper focus on this masculine subculture.