“The Time Traveler” is a digital picture that questions the nature of character and self-reflection in the era of digitalization and the ephemeral valuing of the events it represents inside our vast universe. At the same time, the ability of the photograph to transfer information through generations, forming our present and revealing our past, is here interrupted by a timeless representation of one’s self. The idea of location, thus individuality, has vanished, similar to a two-dimensional unwrapped map of the earth. The technological advancements have turned into a field of cruel ideas in the eyes of those who are left behind. Personal needs have been transformed into ideologies trying to survive in their uninhabitable society. Space is starting and ending at the edges of one’s self, and Time is vanishing between the gaps of declining interactions.
拉莱斯·佩特罗斯，生活在纽约的跨界艺术家。他的近作聚焦神话和个性之间的互动对文化现状的塑造。他分别从美国纽约视觉艺术学院和希腊雅典艺术学院获得艺术硕士和学士学位。曾获得杰伦德利斯基金会奖学金，视觉艺术学院宝拉罗德斯纪念奖，摄影、影像及相关媒介艺术硕士突出成绩奖爱丽丝·贝克-奥黛特奖学金。其作品在纽约、希腊、波兰等世界多地展出。纽约的A.I.R画廊、 Greenpoint画廊、AAA3A、O’Flaherty’s艺术画廊和SoMAD工作室展出过拉莱斯的作品。他还在多个艺术节上展出过自己的作品，其中包括Re: Karya国际影像艺术节、Miden影像艺术节和雅典影像艺术节。
Petros Lales is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. His latest work investigates how interactions between mythology and personality shape our cultural realities. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and his BFA from the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece. He is the recipient of the Gerondelis Foundation scholarship, the School of Visual Arts Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, and the Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement in MFA Photography Video and Related Media. His work has been shown internationally, including in New York City, Greece, and Poland. Lales has exhibited his work at various New York venues, including A.I.R Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, AAA3A, O’Flaherty’s Art Gallery, and SoMAD studio. His work was presented at several festivals, including the Re: Karya International Video Festival, Video Art Festival Miden, and Athens Video Art Festival.