Before Soul Circle
Guido Trakas, Hanne Gallaccio
The art of Guido Trakas emphasises an awareness of struggle for personal freedom. The use of lettering as a means of contributing to the atmosphere and playing on perception; Guido Trakas's works are characterized by a clear vocabulary. Guido Trakas investigates the interplay of time and space, the now and the before, and the way we can relate to their perceptions; while the work documents a personal approach to investigating questions about nature realm and society. The current works represent earth art that celebrates how we're all connected on the one web of life, there is a naturalistic quality of light that creates an immediate connection to this as a world we know but yet have never experienced before. That is the transformations and the invented narratives through thousands of repetitive images; our idea of culture is severely restricted because we've always applied it to art; the installation reiterates the performative aspects of the making of the work, that contrast between areas in and out of focus, exaggerates the sharpness in the central area, it is up to the viewer to decide whether to immerse in the sub-text, whether or not to participate in the scenario.