Makis Makris
Odysseus’ Clepsydra
The project in question is an assemblage of visual fragments deriving from candid shots and selected scenes through the lengthy process of watching assorted television broadcasts, under very special conditions compared to those of my ordinary lifestyle. It is a personal allegorical narrative inspired by one of the most renowned Homeric epics. Odysseus' Clepsydra seeks to visualize all the emotional transitions that take place during our difficult and laden with dubiousness journey into the world. The eternal inner struggle is unceasing and equivocal. Positive thoughts, dreams and desires pitted against fears and unease, not only for bygones but also for what is yet to come.

The goals we set at the dawn of our lives are often succeeded by unexpected twists and frustrations, as years turn into an incessant struggle for survival.
However, the Time we are left with is teeming with the hope of restoration of our psychological balance, so that we are ultimately led to redemption.

In the dark and chaos governing our life I believe there is hope, a light, which though not necessarily bright, can however show us the way, should we let it. Be that as it may, were it not for darkness, how could we worship light..?

My name is Makis Makris. I was born and have been residing in Kavala, Greece. I studied “Greek Civilization and Culture” alongside Graphic Arts on “Interior Decoration”. I have been a member of Photoclub of Kavala since 2009 and in 2017 I joined the photo collective B.U.L.B. based in Bucharest. I have taken part in various group exhibitions as often in Greece as abroad and my photographic works have been displayed in both international and Greek online platforms and magazines. On December 2020 my work has been selected to take part in PEP’s Photographic Exploration Project group exhibition «NEW TALENTS 2020», that has been held in BERLIN at B-Part Exhibition Gallery. In 2019 my first individual exhibition was materialized at Space Place Gallery in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.