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Unconventional Mark Marking

Nick Georgiou is an American artist who embraces the idea of making art out of what most people consider to be trash. Originally born in Queens New York, and now practicing in Tucson, Arizona, he is used to the idea of seeing graffiti and trash everywhere. He is inspired by “the death of the printed word/world, economic collapse, political and environmental uncertainty.” Georgiou states: “Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. Whatever we used to read off paper, we’re now reading off digital screens. Our way of interacting with text is changing. My work is not only about the decline of the printed word in today’s society but its rebirth as art.” The way he contours the paper, contributes to a painterly quality, and each newspaper looks like a stroke of paint. It is this idea that makes the work so interesting to examine: the newspaper itself is the mark-marking.

5 Comments

  1. galo wrote:

    I love the idea behind the work: using a medium like the newspaper, which is slowly disappearing in today’s techno world, and making it the main attracting for the artwork. Some of the pieces are a little creepy but definitely have a lot of detail to them.

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  2. spotter2 wrote:

    I actually find a lot of beauty in works like this. Taking something very ordinary and giving it a whole new meaning is a powerful thing. Thanks for sharing.

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  3. thecheshirekatt wrote:

    I really really like this, I feel like I could stare at these for hours, most of those hours with my mouth just hanging open because of the sheer beauty in them

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 5:55 am | Permalink
  4. keeley wrote:

    The medium he uses not only serves as a strong message but it also creates depth and texture. It is beautiful

    Friday, December 2, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink
  5. dyanahua wrote:

    This is what I call “CREATIVE” and “ORIGINALITY” that is what art is all about. Experimenting and trying something new that no one has ever thought of. I think the work is beautiful. I can’t imagine how much time, days, weeks, or months he put in to make something great. Amazing images. Thanks for sharing.

    Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Permalink