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Coexisting
Continents, Pt. I

Two Become One with
Photog Petros Koublis

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A basic principle of the surrealist movement of the early 20th century relied on the exploration of the subconscious as inspired by dreams. So what happens when these dream-like settings don’t live in the subconscious, but in a physical and accessible reality? For photographer Petros Koublis, “the approach of the landscape gradually unfolded through the narrative of…different layers,” converting it into “one, solid impression.”

 

Through exploring the duality of calling both New York and Athens home, Koublis amalgamated images from Capers Island, South Carolina, and Marathon, Greece to create a unique environment, that, while based off of real places, becomes mythical through their mergence – a coalescence of a Dalí painting and the setting for the birth of theatre through Dionysus. “I used these references in order to create an imaginary place where the two different places coexist, the same way that the two continents, America and Europe, coexist in my own life,” Koublis told us. “It’s a landscape that although is divided by 5.500 miles of ocean, through this sequence becomes one.”

 

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Photography: Petros Koublis for NeueJournal