Apostolos Georgiou

1952 · Greece

Artist biography

Apostolos Georgiou is an established artist, who originates from Greece, like other famous artists such as Stathis Livanis, Zaza Calzia, Dora Economou, Despina Stokou, and Kleio Gizeli. Apostolos Georgiou was born in 1952.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Apostolos Georgiou's work is on display at Rodeo in London, the United Kingdom. Apostolos Georgiou's work has most recently been exhibited at Rodeo in London (29 September 2018 until 10 October 2018) with the exhibition WE. Apostolos Georgiou's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Nothing is old because we are too young, which took place at gb agency in Paris, France (06 September 2019 - 04 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Apostolos Georgiou

Born in 1952, Apostolos Georgiou was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the international reach of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

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Apostolos Georgiou

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