Petros Chrisostomou

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Skatospore (II) 2008 Colour Photograph 59"x47"
Forever, 2008 Color Photograph 59"x47"
Ejaculation, 2008 Color Photograph 59"x 47"
Megalomaniac, 2008 Color Photograph 59"x47"
Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave) 2008 Color Photograph 59"x47"
Artist's Statement

Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. With the alteration of scale and reversal of the relation between object and environment, between imaginary and real space, his photographs challenge the viewer's visual certainties. At the same time, the relations between the real and the imaginary in his oeuvre are a commentary on the mediated images of contemporary mass media that distort the natural and immediate dimension of our relation to reality, determining, among other things, the conditions for viewing and receiving art.


b.1981, London, Lives and works in New York


2010 International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
2005‐2008 Royal Academy Schools, MA Fine Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Galerie Xippas, Athens
2007 Galerie Xippas, Paris

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2009 Freshfacedandwildeyed, The Photographers Gallery, London
2009 And Now? Visual Arts in Greece 3, KMST State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2008 3rd Beijing International Art Biennial, British Pavillion, Beijing
2007/8 In Present Tense­ Young Greek Artists, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
2007 Vraisemblances, Galerie Xippas, Paris
2006 Baroque My World, Transition Gallery, London
2004/5 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Barbican Centre, London/ The Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool