Curtains 

George Tillianakis

Exhibition Dates
6 June - 2 July 2005

Tillianakis’ work explores the realms of self-analysis, particularly with being associated to the territory of the outcast and its associated experiences and concerns. 

Overview

George Tillianakis was born and bred in Sydney in 1981. His first language being Greek, enables him to bring in the pathos he experienced when he was just an infant listening to traditional Greek music with his father, into his video and performance work. Tillianakis’ work explores the realms of self-analysis, particularly with being associated to the territory of the outcast and its associated experiences and concerns. However the ideas and feeling of the pariah and the expression of his concerns, are used in his work as means to a constructive placement of self in a world affected so strongly by previous social outcasts who dominated their feelings with only a cynical reference point and influence. Awareness of the remedial properties in expressing and exposing the current personal state of self is a vital and central theme relevant to the making of work for Tillianakis.

 

Tillianakis graduated from the University of Western Sydney, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, in 2003. Tillianakis was awarded with the 2004 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and University of Western Sydney Emerging Arts Scholarship, which enabled him his first solo exhibition entitled The Casula Tapes at the Liverpool Regional Museum Sydney, 2004. He has also exhibited in numerous Group Exhibitions, most recently including Satellite of Love, Phatspace Sydney, 2005; Dress Code, Mop Gallery Sydney 2005; Swoon, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Melbourne, 2004; Condom Art, Phatspace Sydney, 2004; Hatched 03, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Perth, 2003.

 

George Tillianakis, 'Curtains > The Excavation Process', 2005, performance still, Artspace, Sydney, 2005