Inevitable Nature

Nikos Moschos’ landscapes do not depict a specific time or place like impressionism. They form a collage of elements that create both familiar and unexpected perceptions of reality.

 Although the technique is based on the principles and values ​​of traditional painting, Nikos vision is fresh,contemporary. His view is influenced by electronic images provided by multiple cameras, microscopes or drones, which have expanded the horizons beyond the visual scope of the human eye. The layout of elements in various parts are deliberately simplified forms referring to the aesthetics of comics as well as an early, almost childlike perception of nature.

In this series, the human figure does not hold the central role as in Moschos’ previous work, but is implied by his intervention on the environment.  Changes and fermentations seem to be made naturally and by their own. Parts of the painting look like they are fighting to impose one over the other like geological strata do through years. Cause and effect coexist in the same image. Mixing heterogeneous elements, e.g. rocks, machines and a cream layer, is an implied comment of Moschos on the cultural evolution and the eternal ongoing effort to survive and adapt.

 People tend to consider themselves as the  epicenter of the universe , and transform the environment. They seemingly try to go beyond their animal instincts but they never succeed to set them selves free from inferiority or superiority syndrom against the nature.The joy of succes vanishes and any kind of any achievement seem like they serve their innate dominating nature.