A recurring theme in Dimitris Tsoublekas’s photography is the city, real and imagined. His digitally altered panoramas often present a fantasy montage of real and fictional city features, from recognizable landmarks to imaginary skyscrapers and pristine urban parks that abruptly disappear into the sea. The juxtaposition of real and imagined, pastoral and post-industrial often appears eerily futuristic. As critic Katerina Gregos notes, his work is a critique of urban development, questioning ideas of “progress” in unsuccessful urban planning and suffocating suburban sprawl.
Dimitris Tsoublekas was born in Athens. He has participated in exhibitions throughout Greece and abroad, including the solo exhibitions Future Athens and Open Kitchen (Broken Homes) at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center in Athens, Greece, and the group exhibitions Everyday Hellas at White Box, New York, U.S.A, and Greek Photographs of the 20th Century at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece. He lives and works in Athens and Berlin.