Alone Together, a series dedicated to observation, combines several of Roufanis’s themes merging them in a skillful and refined way.
“The bigger the city, the lonelier we feel. It is important for people to understand that although lonely, they are not alone. Individuality does not equal to alienation.”- Aristotle Roufanis
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Aristotle Roufanis’ Alone Together
Aristotle Roufanis has been creating super-high-definition images of urban landscapes captured from dusk till dawn that are an intimate look into the lives of city-dwellers and their loneliness.
A civil engineering graduate and fascinated by architecture and particularly the patterns and sheer scale of large cities, Roufanis is interested in the many contrasts and information one can collect through reading an urban landscape.
Apart from it being a feat of technique and skill, the sheer size and extreme amount of detail seen in Roufanis’ images have a very particular emotional impact: they make the urban landscape clearly visible all across their surface, which is something we cannot experience when looking at a vast expanse with naked eye.
Composition and balance in these works are less about form and color and more about organization of content. Windows are kept illuminated within the sea of dark anonymous, a glimpses of an otherwise uneventful evening is transformed into dramatic events full of emotional tension.
The starting point for this project was the artist’s own experiences. His initial observations of people tending to feel isolated in big cities led to further research into the phenomenon of urban loneliness in modern societies.
Aristotle Roufanis’ Alone Together - will be on display at MiamiPhotoFest 2019 - Feb 27th - Mar 3rd.
All Prints are signed and available for sale during this event.
Aristotle Roufanis’ Alone Together is produced by Florida Photographic Foundation and supported by Momentum Fine Art.
Aristotle Roufanis (b. 1983 Athens, Greece) is a London-based visual artist whose work focuses on patterns, textures and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture.
An active photographer since his early 20’s, Aristotle Roufanis is a self-taught artist, who has mastered his medium through a series of rigorous photographic projects.
Fascinated by how humans build the environments they live in, he has travelled the world extensively, creating images that combine meticulous digital editing with a very personal artistic vision.
Works by Aristotle Roufanis are part of the Royal Academy’s patron’s collections, as well as other private collections in London, Paris, Miami, New York and Mexico City. His work has been featured in the British Journal of Photography and other international art publications, online and in print.
Momentum Fine Art is a full service art consultant and fine art photography gallery based in Miami Florida. Momentum Fine Art represents mid-career and emerging fine art photographers from around the globe, curating and producing shows in both galleries and international art fairs, including Los Angeles, Miami, Stockholm, London, Hong Kong.