She is an educated sculptor but fine art photography is her main visual medium for several years. Sylwia’s creative expression connects photography mixed with traditional painting and sculpting techniques. Her art is inspired by the old masters of painting combined with the silhouettes of contemporary pop culture. Makris currently lives and work in Munich, Germany. Her works are in collections all over the world.
Sylwia Makris’s idea for the new Behemoth’s project is a continuation of her fascination for the masterpieces of old masters. Her previous project „Old Masters” was the direct inspiration for the visuals created for the band.
Sylwia does not make any theories, does not write any art manifests. She is being lead by the classical beauty only when she connects the very known painting canon with controversial models of todays lifestyle.
Artist want to get some curiosity, concern, delight even anxiety or displeasure from the audience and Sylwia managed here it throughout the mix of religious extasy and symbolics by Carravagio, Gruenewald and Memling with the sacrilegious message from Behemoth.
Makris made the photos which were proceed with her own painting technology afterwards. The photo session was a kind of performance and it also became a piece of Behemoth’s music video. Kasia Konieczka was the costum designer for the session and the make-up was made by Beata Korczyńska and Czarek Kostrzyński. Christian Martin Weiss was responsible for the light.
Thou Art Darkest exhibition consists of the Sylwia’s visual project of several large-sized pictures, an tetraptych altar build by Makris herself and the sculptures of Tomek Gornicki, whose „Un-crucified Christ” is the main sculpted motive there.
The exhibition will be presented in Gdansk, Berlin, London, New York and Los Angeles. The collection is for sell. The art pieces of Makris are certified and limited - three items of large-sized photos on canvas, six items on baryta paper and one oryginal tetraptych altar.
Sylwia: „I am very happy with the results of the session. I could work with Melanie Geydos again who became a connecting figure for the photos’ sequence beside the Behemoth’s musicians"