Kagkatikas Secret by Quintessenz
German duo Quintessenz created a colorful installation, Kagkatikas Secret, with layers of mesh materials that “pixelate” the environment of the ancient ruins on the Island of Paxos, Greece.
The work unfolds in a 400-year-old ruin in the village of Kagatika to offer an aesthetic and unique contrast between the old and the new, waiting for the public to contemplate.
The mesh material is colourized with spray paint in 120 different colour shades, and each layer is getting more prominent when you walk to the window from where you can see the wideness of the view. Kagkatikas Secret is a part of the Paxos Contemporary Art Project and will run until September 9th.
With roots in both graffiti-culture and chromatic, Quintessenz combine painting, moving image, and installation. Space is the fundamental inspiration for Quintessenz. Their work not only uses shapes and patterns found in architecture, it interferes with its environment, changing the spectators perception of space.
Images courtesy of Quintessenz