BIO Vasilis Vasili studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. In 1999, he moved to the United States where he completed a Masters in Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Canada in 2013. The artist has lectured at the University of West Macedonia, the Technological Institution of Athens (both in Greece), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. His sculptures are displayed in different cities in Europe, the United States, Canada, China, India, Taiwan and Turkey.
ARTISTIC APPROACH The work of Vasilis Vasili may be characterized by concerns and concepts such as entrapment, restriction, escape, getaway, separation and partition. The adaption of the shapes and the character of the materials are in the service of the concept. He attempts to assign meanings, to correlate emotions and styles, to renew the tradition of conceptual art and to puzzle the aesthetics of the ordinary, “unsuspecting” object.
PROJECT Vasilis Vasili’s project is a sculpted interpretation of a digital camera. A part of his work is based on the concept of fear. Fear is a situation or an emotion that activates the human being on trying to create an environment of protection. In some aspects that protection can also become aggressive. Art is a tool that is used to "cheat" the fear. Watch towers are spaces to control the environment and stay safe from any enemy. In our time, the watching towers are the digital cameras mounted to the walls. Every organization and every individual are trying to preserve what they build. Through this project, the artist will share his philosophic approach on the concepts of art, life, fear and death with the public.