Andreas Pashias - Visual & Performance Artist
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As a visual and performance artist, Pashias’ practice is grounded in the field of performance art through the creation of live performances, video performances, installations and performance photography.
By establishing the artist’s body as the basic material for creation, Pashias sets up performances in the form of a situation or an environment, where the artist’s body meets the bodies of audience members, in order for ‘action’ and ‘re-action’ to take place. This connection can be paralleled to the relationship of an individual to society, as the artist’s body is dismantled into a set of pieces, physical parts, habits or ideas, and it is offered to be received or perceived by others, whose ‘stance’ towards this body eventually results in it’s physical and conceptual shaping. His continuing investigation on how to establish lines of connection or alternative modes of communication with what seems to be ‘exogenous’ comes across as everyone's search for a personal/internal composition. At the same time, Pashias work is proposed as a visual experience, where action becomes an ‘image-making’ process, attempting to investigate the strength of imagery on the process of perception.
Pashias has graduated from Goldsmiths University (BA Fine Art & History of Art, 2010) and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (MA Performance Design & Practice, 2011) in London. Whilst presenting three solo exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece, his work has also been included in group exhibitions and international festivals taking place in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Bulgaria and Turkey. In 2013, Pashias co-founded the epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation and has been active in curating exhibitions and series of events on the relationship of live action to other artistic practices, through an ongoing research into diverse exhibitory interpretations of performance art.