Stefanos Rokos: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ No More Shall We Part – 14 paintings 17 years later
The artistic approach of Stefanos Rokos to the album ” No More Shall We Part” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds makes up a testimony of his personal proposal for a dialectic to be developed between two artistic forms- those of painting and song writing, which have all along constituted the very core of artistic expression and creativity.
“A long time after my first hearing of «No More Shall We Part», I knew that the images that formed inside me when I first heard the songs of that album were still with me. And so, in 2015, more mature artistically, I decided that, for as long as it took, I would commit myself fully to the materialisation of an idea I had been developing for years: my aim was to attempt an entirely personal visual approach of «No More Shall We Part», creating fourteen paintings inspired by the fourteen tracks of the album – the original twelve songs and the two b-sides that were included in the limited edition release. Subsequently, I would very carefully transplant them into an art book, along with Antiopi Pantazi’s embroidery, which I would then edit myself for publication.” – STEFANOS ROKOS