The idea of art 'coming from somewhere else' is as old as magic, going back to the days when art and religion were one ... but contemporary society, Krokatsis points out, is as obsessed as ever with the search for transcendence. The difference is that today we draw a line between those routes to transcendence our culture views as downward paths - for instance, drugs or gambling - and those sanctioned by religion. 'What I am interested in is finding images or objects that hover on that line ... when I start making these things I don't know what they are going to look like. I make art to find out things I didn't know before.'
Laura Gascoigne, writing on Henry Krokatsis.