Panos Kokkinias’ photographs propose an extremely precise record of elements of our everyday life, of buildings and people, which nonetheless hint at a mysterious, invisible presence. The sense of familiarity bordering on banality that his images first inspire then gives way to a more troubling sentiment bordering on mystery.
Searching for gestures and situations that escapes attention, fascinated by preserving traces, he uses his camera lens to reveal what was intended to remain hidden. Panos Kokkinias photographs always carefully describe a familiar environment. There is nothing more commonplace that rain falling on a asphalt road, as shown here. Yet one quickly realizes that these apparently ordinary places are merely the setting for a more complex story. The handling of the light heightens this mysterious, if not disquieting atmosphere.