Calvert 22 is proud to announce that Alexey Vasilyev from Russia has been named the winner of the New East Photo Prize 2020 for his project Sakhawood. The prize is presented by Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal (more…)
My name is Nicole Tsatsou and I am a postgraduate student of the Master of Digital Arts, at the Athens School of Fine Arts. I have a Bachelor’s degree of the Department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts, of the TEI of Athens (University of West Attica), as well as a Bachelor’s of classical guitar studies. I regularly attend lectures and art seminars and participate in various photography competitions and exhibitions.
I mainly deal with self-portraits, staged photography and video art. Through my images I attempt an inner search around the self-image, and I try to set questions about the relationship between photography and reality, the interpretation of the image, but also the human need to immortalize the visible. I am concerned with issues of identity and roles. I explore the relationship between the photographer and the subject, and consequently of the artist and their model, and I study how they influence each other, something that is of particular interest in self-portraits. I like to create artistic hybrids, through the combination of influences and techniques from different artistic fields, and I study the way in which the human body can function as a symbolic element in art.
In my work I follow a kind of ritual, mainly in terms of research and the choices I make. This includes the semiology, the identity that I will choose to present, the means that I will use, but also what I will choose to present to the viewer. I try to combine knowledge and influences from my various interests, creating a dialogue between different fields. I combine influences from photography, painting, cinema, sculpture, and even music.