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About the artist
About the exhibition
In the exhibition in Poros, Manoussakis presents a group of works on old closet doors. These doors enclosed spaces where clothes were hung and protected. The memories are associated with the bodies that the clothes covered, the smell, the touch, the warmth of these bodies.
From that starting point, and taking advantage of the preexisting division of the doors into four vertical panels, the artist reworks and develops further the concept of horizontal diptychs and triptychs of his earlier works. As in those earlier works, parts of different actions create vertical tetraptychs with continuous and discontinuous narrations, forming puzzles where it is not obvious where the different fragments belong. Do they belong to the same person, are they dream images?
As in most of Manoussakis’s work, the playfulness of the puzzled image is just on the surface – the skin of the work. The work is erotic but tense and melancholic at the same time. The fragmentation of the action in the panels either reconstructs the narration or indicates a complete fragmentation, an amputation either physical – suggested by the panel fragmentation – or emotional or even an erotic castration.