FUTURES PAST, Untitled (Torso), Acrylic Painting.
FUTURES PAST is a cross-disciplinary studio from Greece, drifting between art, design and fashion. It is a collective project, taking the form of a conceptual brand that produces art print editions, unique artworks and a range of high-quality lifestyle products such as clothing and homeware.
FUTURES PAST address notions of identity renegotiation, transcultural bonds, cultural appropriation and recuperation of a distant yet ever-present past, whilst exploring the give-and-take between the handcrafted and the digital within our post-industrial times.
Their unique works are comprised of fragile geometric compositions, using reinterpreted representational forms, painterly gestures or directly appropriated elements — drawing from a syntax of conceptual and formal references, such as: archaic hieroglyphic writing, natural patterns drawn from the Mediterranean landscape, architectural micro-textures and more. Mustering a visual vocabulary, not very much unlike a lingual one, ‘words’ and ‘phrases’ are put together — producing variant occasional meanings, albeit with a exculpated spirit of instinctive and spontaneous playfulness.
Material: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 42 × 29.7 cm / 16.5 × 11.7 in