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Theo Triantafyllidis, How to Everything, 2016, live digital simulation, color, sound, indefinite duration.

Theo Triantafyllidis

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Theo Triantafyllidis, How to Everything, 2016, live digital simulation, color, sound, indefinite duration.

For his New York solo debut, Theo Triantafyllidis, an Athens-, Los Angeles–, and Berlin-educated architecture graduate turned artist, presented one small sculpture; a medium-size wall relief composed of shape-fitted shards of colorful trash; two ink-jet-on-nylon wall hangings; and, most notably, three self-generating videos, two of which were accompanied by comical props and cosmetically augmented computer hardware. The sculpture, Mountain (Ceramic) (all works 2016), a piled-up mound of extruded white clay bearing splashes of color and bright plastic appendages, crowned a plain white plinth. Calling to mind Richard Dreyfuss’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind mashed-potato mound, this is clearly a work with which to conjure, and that the artist does with Mountain (Screen Piece), located just a few feet away: A sideways monitor showing a vertical-format video leans against a wall.

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