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dear future self

Dear Future Self I like the way you smell. like exotic flowers, incensy firewood and cool ozone, and lush slopes watered by mountain springs. I like the way you look with that clear sparkle in your eye the deep rose in your cheeks, and a delighted-mischievous smile. I like the way you feel, as I hold you tight in my arms you never get restless in our embrace but linger there warm, confident in your abundance and tranquil. I savour the soothing sound of your voice, how you sometimes break into blissful song or talk about the gratitude you feel for every choice in your life. The stories you tell too, are wild. I like the way you taste when I kiss away your rare tears they are salty and sweet and warm and as you dry them away, you always stand tall again with hope. Dear Future Self Thank you for having walked by me thus far, for snatching my worries from my grip and tossing them away to the burning stars, as I …

Forget IKEA – Egneus is Sweden’s loveliest gift to Greece

Daniel Egneus made a colorful splash on the Athens art scene last summer with his exhibition of 100 drawings of Athens streets at the Zoumboulakis Gallery, titled ‘As I Walked Out One Morning’. His juxtaposition of vivid, fantastical and beatific elements with gritty, harsh or eerie characteristics is a common thread in his work, displaying a complex and profound perspective about people and the urban or natural worlds they inhabit, both materially and figuratively. In only four years of living in Athens, following decades in a string of other European cities, Egneus has created hundreds of paintings, sketches andillustrations that, critically, attest to an impressively illustrated and highly original perspective of the city. I interviewed the artist on a rainy day in his apartment at the border between Syntagma and Plaka, sitting at his desk to take a privileged look through a lot of his work on giant screens and sipping tea that took him several attempts to make, because of a temperamental kettle it seems. Let’s start at the very beginning… I quit school really early. All …