The works from Panos Tsagaris’ golden newspaper series are based on international newspaper covers that the artist has been collecting since 2010. As the artist states: “all those newspaper covers had as their main article the economic crisis in Greece. These artworks juxtapose the transformation that my home country has been going through the last few years with the symbolic transformation in the Alchemical work during which the undeveloped consciousness (lead) transforms into a fully developed consciousness (gold). Life is a ‘purification’ process in which we, as modern alchemists, are trying daily to elevate our ‘impure’ self to the level where it can reunite with our ‘Divine’ essence. The gold used in those artworks is a reminder of that process, a reminder of that ultimate goal.”