As a visual and performance artist, Pashias’ practice is grounded in the field of performance art through the creation of live performances, video performances, installations and performance photography.
By establishing the artist’s body as the basic material for creation, Pashias sets up performances in the form of a situation or an environment, where the artist’s body meets the bodies of audience members in order for ‘action’ and ‘re-action’ to take place. This connection can be paralleled to the relationship of an individual to society, as the artist’s body is dismantled into a set of pieces, physical parts, habits or ideas, and it is offered for consumption in order to be received or perceived by others. Food and traditions of culinary culture have been employed as a reflection of ‘nationhood’ offered by the body/vessel as a carrier of ‘manhood’, in order to reconsider the pre-inscribed physical and behavioural attributes attached to these two notions.
Pashias has graduated from Goldsmiths University (BA Fine Art & History of Art, 2010) and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (MA Performance Design & Practice, 2011) in London. Whilst presenting three solo exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece, his work has also been included in group exhibitions and international festivals taking place in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Bulgaria and Turkey. In 2013, Pashias co-founded with Demosthenes Agrafiotis the epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation and has been active in curating exhibitions and series of events on the relationship of live action to other artistic practices, through an ongoing research into diverse exhibitory interpretations of performance art.