BIRKE vol.II "the watchful tree" by "Forvitinn" Aris Chantzopoulos
For those lucky enough to be in Berlin during November and December, a unique fairy tale- exhibition is taking place in CELL63 Art Platform, in Neükolln. In the heart of the cold winter, a world of mysterious sylvan beings is being brought to existence by the genuine imagination of a young Greek artist, Aris, known as “Forvitinn”. It is as if the woods and their majestic spirit come alive to share with us their inner secrets, dark and mischievous, like the human soul. At the end, it is nature that reflects our inner beings and only through nature can we sometimes conceive our deepest and darkest desires.
Creatures of high sexual behaviour, emotional, curious, social, lonely, eccentric, aggressive similar to what birch trees are supposed to be behaving, comparing to other trees. A tree which has a kind of unique appearance, being easily spotted in a forest, has an urge to spread its seeds all over, and take over, sometimes even growing on behalf of other tree species, while it's bark could be considered "poisonous"in a visual language,due to it's very sharp black and white colour"
Being inspired by the behaviour of that tree, also called "The Watchful Tree" because of eye-like impressions on the bark, often seen inside the city of Berlin, Forvitinn has given a combination of this unison between Berlin, sexual freedom and eccentricity in a fictional environment where the trees are always observers of people’s actions..
Teaser of the exhibition
"Forvitinn" Aris Chantzopoulos
Born in 1982 in Greece, Forvitinn, is using a wide range of channels of communication and expression to create emotions.
By means of painting, music composing, sculpture, as well as video art, media art, performance and photography, he is conceiving a multi-dimensional image of his own world,his own fairy-tale.