The Sunken Place

Yiannis Trifonopoulos


About the Project

Very often the modern man is forced to comply and adapt to the conditions and situations that surround him. As a result, there is great difficulty both in expressing his wants and needs but also in reacting properly.

Toxic human relationships that drown us, people acting like “energy vampires” and draining our energy, lifeless cities that resemble prisons entrapping our very souls, and workplaces governed by stressful conditions and excessive demands.

The “Sunken Place” is metaphorically the place we have fallen into when we are oppressed, feeling powerless and incapable to intervene and change the situation, often choosing silence as a sign of submission to this oppressive psychological normality.

This series seeks to depict the sense of oppression experienced within such a toxic environment, allegorically visualizing all those emotional transitions that take place when we are in the “Sunken Place”.