/ 2017 / Fine Art / Still Life

Conversations (2014 - Ongoing)

Food provides social and nutritional sustenance and communicates status in entertainment. A shared meal can designate cultural implications, offer windows into tradition, and speaks to identities. This series represents my intrigue with how our personal electronic devices have seamlessly modified our communal dining experience. Their portability has enabled the entire world to exist in our pocket, ringing and vibrating with urgency in an always-connected era of instant gratification. Although on the surface the distracting pull of our devices can seem disconcerting, they don’t entirely impede our ability to genuinely be in the moment. As tools, they serve to reinforce our conversations, facilitate planning, and augment shared experiences. This dichotomy is particularly tested among a setting as intimate and time-honored as the dinner table. These anecdotal images are captured from vivid moments shared with family, friends, and acquaintances in Greece and America.

**Archival pigment prints (30x21", 45x31", 60x40").

Christos J. Palios (b. 1979) is a fine-artist and first-generation Greek-American whose perspectives were shaped in-part from two disparate and fascinating cultures. The artist's practice is born from a wellspring of insatiable curiosity among themes of memory, connection, and identity, consummated by intimate examinations of history, architecture, and socioeconomics. Employing multifaceted approaches rooted in research and with an appreciation of metaphorical and physical space, the artist's photographs evoke cogent, palpable awareness through distinct narratives and cohesive aesthetics.

Awards 2023
Publication, Artnet, Instagram Feature (Sarakiniko)—
Best Series, NY Photo Curator, Urban Landscapes, Curated by Steve Benson (Un-Finished // Contemporary Ruins)—
Publication, Float Photo Magazine, Home is Where (Athenian)—
Winner, Communication Arts, Photography Annual, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Publication, Aspire Design and Home Magazine, Architectural Gems: The Pageantry Of Post-WWI Movie Palaces (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Finalist, Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlist (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Exhibitor, Critical Mass Top 50, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—

Silver Award, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Architecture/Fine Art, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Finalist Top 50, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
3rd Prize, International Photography Awards, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Publication, Musée Magazine, Issue #27: Performance, Featured Artist, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Publication, Beta Developments in Photography, Issue #45, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Exhibitor, Cape Cod Cultural Center, Online Exhibition, (Conversations)—
Interview, Dodho Magazine, Barcelona, (Conversations)—
Shortlist, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams, Resplendence of Antipodes, Sarakiniko)—
Exhibitor, F-Stop Magazine Online Group Exhibition, Amusement (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Shortlist, Communication Arts, Photography Annual, (Architecture of Gilded Dreams)—
Publication, Dodho Magazine, Fine Art/Still Life, (Conversations)—

Full resume: https://www.christospalios.com/resume