The artwork «Under the Light of Crete» was presented during Yiannis Parmakelis’ solo exhibition titled «Mechanics, 1978-2006» in the summer of 2006
The work is a prominent example of the artist’s sculptural practice since 1978 and is based on a new iconographic vocabulary stemming from principles of geometry, constructivist compositions, impeccable perfection and harmony with the surrounding space. Its subject matter is broad, with particular preference for human existance. Here, Parmakelis is inspired by the Greek light and creates a work almost immutable, whose substance is formed by the light that passes through it. Ancient theories argue that light symbolises the spirit and mind. Bearing this in mind, we could say that here the artist creates a purely spiritualistic work, honouring the human spirit.
The work has been moved for restoration purposes.