EAS is happy to present the work we have received from Raphael Kasteroudis, a very young artist from Karditsa, Greece, who was also a member of the collective that produced the multimedia project 'Periapsis', published here last December. His bravura with details and in expressing his artistic intentions, is impressive.
My name is Raphael Kasteroudis and I am 9 years old. I live in Greece. “Lines” are the key word, they are evolving with me and I am growing by and through them. They are forming my world, which consists of hi-tech creatures, buildings, spaceships and robots.
Lines depict my inner conflict with maturity and my maturity is conquered through a constant conflict, which takes place in new spatial dimensions, in a future that is happening in the present, between new mechanical humans and anthropomorphic machines.
Each drawing represents a constant confrontational situation where new species of humans and machines enjoy taking part in a harmonious attack and at the same time in a dynamic defense.
For me, it is mostly important to draw the “archetype” in a perfect, dynamic way. I mainly care about the harmony, symmetry, “movement”, balance and the inner strength of my Lines. I consider the background and the color as being rather significant; they are generally secondary principals in my drawings, except when I specifically decide to draw a scene where a whole “colorful story” of my world takes place. I never correct my drawings, never use an eraser or a pencil to make a blueprint. Each drawing is in my mind and I just have to “put” it on a piece of paper.
This is my Growing up World, a world of Imaginative Future High Technology and Innovative Anthropomorphic Forms.
My Lines have significant details, endless movement, perfect shapeliness, mechanical precision, rare beauty and childish freedom.
I invite you to discover my Lines World.