With quiet intensity, "Vinculum" aims to underline the intersection of sensuality and violence - the venerated and the anathematized - by focusing the camera’s gaze on the skin. Strained and bound, the body becomes a focal site for investigations into the psychical density of desire. Physically, the body is approached matter-of-factly, as an object to be distorted, splintered, and re-interpreted. Silently statuesque while also loosely sensual, this photographs take an uncompromising and discreetly poignant look into how we relate to the physical presence of an other, the marks and taces that we leave behind, and the inescapable emotional weight it bears.
AUTHOR: Aris Constnatinos GREECE
Aris Minaretzis was born to Greek parents in Boston but grew up in Athens, Greece. After school, Aris moved to New York to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at Columbia University, focusing on photography and architecture. Since then he has pursued a practice in film photography and printmaking. Aris has a Master of Architecture from Columbia GSAPP. Throughout his work and studies, Aris developed a symbiotic relationship between making and photographing, which is reflected in his artistic practice. Aris has lived in Athens, New York, and London. He is currently living and working in Athens.