It’s a totally different experience compared to traditional art immortalised in a restricted, limited space separated from the viewer. His work expands in space and reaches the viewer, whether they stand still, walk, or move. The idea that art and viewers occupy and share the same vital space is essential for Antonakos, because he hopes that his work can become part of the most intimate experience of those who look at it and that somehow, whether consciously or not, the feelings and sensations that make us so unique and different from others can merge into a single, deeper perception.
|1973 “The Room”Neon and painted wood,|
16′ X 12′ X 16′.
exhibition “Sculpture off
|1974 “10 outdoor neons”Neon, special commision for|
entire exterior of fort worth art museum
FORT WORTH TEXAS
(FOR SCALE: THE GREEN ARC IS 40′ HIGH).
| 1980 “Neon of Paris”Neon, C.9.5 M X 13 M,|
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
OF THE CITY OF PARIS
| 1980 “Neon for Bagley Wright Theatre”Neon, 10′ X 50′,|
| 1980 “Neon for the Columbus Museum of Art”Neon and painted metal|
raceways, 30′ X 30′.
| 1993 “Neon for the Stadtsparkasse, Cologne”Neon and painted metal raceways on painted stainless steel column.|
C.26′ X 5′ X 5′.
(THIS IS THE EXERIOR ELEMENT, INSIDE THE BANK THE ART SURROUNDS THE ELEVATOR COLUMN IN THE ATRIUM)
| 1999 “Welcome”Neon on painted aluminium,|
6′ X 6′ X 6, installation AT P.S!,
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
| 2003 “Ascension”Neon and painted metal|
raceways, 100′ X 40′. atrium wall,
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE,
| 1973 “Procession”Neon and painted metal, raceways, 52′ X 10′ X 6′,|
AMBELOKIPI STATION, NEW ATTIKI METRO,
ONE OF FOUR EXCALATORS, LOOKING DOWN.
THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 16 UNITS OF ART TROUGHOUT THE MULTI-LEVEL STATION.
|1993 “Neon for Tachitkawa”Neon on painted metal|
raceways, 90′ X 51′.