My work couldn’t be uninfluenced. I use recycled and natural
materials mostly. My recent work is not only characterized by
references but also by obsessions concerning environmental issues,
the dangers of mutations, the senseless use of natural resources,
the destruction of natural balance. My own voice of protest is my
- KOSTAS PAGOMENOS
Since the mid 20th century the realm of Environmental art, is accelerated. In their variety Land art, Earth art, Eco art, Green art etc., finding their formal origins in movements such as Art Nouveau or Organic art, draw upon the ideological background, as set between others by the need for a return to Nature, the expressed resentment to the machine, the machine-age, industrialization, urbanization, the culture of consumption or the aesthetics of plastic, etc.
Seeking in its various unities to uncover the vital powers of existence, the resistances of life’s energy and the mechanisms of survival, the recent work of Kostas Pagomenos, belongs in many ways to this ‘family’ of Environmental art.
Recognizable familiar objects, abstract meanings which acquire shape and form, reformulations of existing inhabitants of the biosphere in possible or imaginary transformations, symbolic compositions, are all aspects of the sculptural world created by Kostas Pagomenos in his artistic exploration on the relationship between Man-Art and Nature, ultimately calling out for our awakening, alerting us to the urgent necessity for the protection of the life-giving core of our very natural existence.