Photo credit: Frank Fournier
Aristides Logothetis lives and works in The Bronx. He has exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Duke University, Cue Art Foundation, Longwood Arts Project, Schoolhouse Center for the Arts, and Lehman College among others. Aristides was Resident Artist at the Cue Art Foundation, Schloss Buchsenhausen in Innsbruck, Austria, and Fort George, Annotto Bay, Jamaica. He is the recipient of BRIO individual artist award as well as an LEQSF fellowship and his work resides in collections around the world.
Originally from Athens Greece, Logothetis, even as a child, was fascinated by the different ways people perceive visual signs. The origins and development of visual signs, and the many ways these signs are coded through culture, and then used in support of systems, constructs, and power hierarchies, has been an inspiration for his art. His journey as other through society’s normative constructs (class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality) has revealed contradictions, particularly those that are set up as binary oppositions, that have influenced his research.
By challenging notions of art versus craft, masculine versus feminine, humor versus phobia or apprehension, Logothetis invites the viewer to enter their complex web of meaning and visually explore, imagining perceptual networks and possibilities.