When I work something amazing happens: it is like embarking into a mental journey a blind destination. I am at my happiest to perceive that others discover in my same adventure and journey, creating one of their own. – Aristotle Roufanis
Aristotle Roufanis caused a wave of interest in London and across the international art world during the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy in 2016. This prestigious show saw for the first time in its history of their Summer Exhibition, a room dedicated to the medium of Photography. Richard Wilson RA curated the exhibition and only a thousand works were chosen from over 12,000 entries. Roufanis’ art pieces were exhibited along side artist of the calibre of Gilbert and George, Marina Abramovic and Jane and Louise Wilson to mention few. His art-photography prints sold out in the first hour of the preview evening, before the exhibition was open to the public. Prominent collectors from the (RA patrons, Tate patrons) hurried to secure Roufanis’ work.
His body of work, while aesthetically seductive juxtaposes concepts of contemporary urban lives, their impact on the environment, their interactivity, tensions and contradictions. Inviting you to look in an unconventional prospective, suggesting perhaps a more profound view of the world.
Aristotle Roufanis was born in1983 originally from Athens and currently resides and works in London. He practiced photography for several years while growing up and living in his homeland with influences from his travels in Hong Kong, Japan and Spain. Roufanis recently moved to London where his work was accepted at the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016. Since then his reputation as one of the more interesting emerging contemporary artists, has grown within the art scene and worldwide collectors. His art works are placed in important international collections, while still exhibiting in prestigious art fairs. Recently he also exhibited, solo show, at the Carousel Du Louvre in Paris, Art Basel and Art Basle Miami, Scope, Zsonamaco Foto, Mexico City.
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