32 Samuel Scoufos

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist


[Image courtesy of the artist]

Samuel Scoufos | Portrait of a Greek man and son | 2015 | giclee print | 100 x 80 x 5 cm

Artist Statement

This is a portrait of Brisbane writer/director Stephen Kanaris and his son. Born to an English mother and a Greek father in the 1970’s, he is one of eight children. A child at heart, he struggles with the push and pull between leading a creative life, getting older and the doldrums of day-to-day routines. For myself, this image represents on a wider level, one’s own battle with growing up, getting older, becoming burdened with responsibility and the constant, ongoing yearning to replay aspects of our youth.