Charis Tsevis was always interested in the relationship of a person with a place. The artist uses the actual maps of the area where the people he portraits live as the structural grid for his art, and then he organizes thousands of photographs of the same area in a colorful mosaics which in the end develop into beautiful portraits.
Topographical Art Of Charis Tsevis
Mosaic portraits of players of Milwaukee Bucks.
Brook Lopez – Art by Charis Tsevis
“Experimenting with the relationship of a person with a place, a physical location is something I am interested in for many many years. I love maps and what they are representing. Maps, and especially city maps are the result of the synergy between nature and mankind. So I am finding maps as the perfect grid on where I can build my mosaics. Of course, respecting every single detail of a map is really challenging but dedicating time and efforts to surpass limits is what excites me in mosaic making for more than 20 years.”
Art by Charis Tsevis