- Christakis Tassos

Christakis Tassos (1947)

Burned wood, mirror, 120 x 210 x 78 cm

Donated by the artist

Inv. Number Π.13494
On view Main Building

Samarkand, the subject of the work, charged with myths, Eastern mysticism and
centuries-long history, led me to search for a formal entity worthy of the richness
of its meanings. It was an endeavor in the dark, a journey on the Silk Road, a dive
into the senses of the East.
Undermining the logic of material data, transforming the visible into a vision, the
work ultimately reaches beyond its thematic mission. Then, this enclosed formal
entity, self-luminous and sacred, touches us and life seems to disregard the inevitability
of the sarcophagus.