1986 · United States
Gerasimos Floratos is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Rudolph Weisenborn, Kathryn Cameron, Johnathan Payne, Gordon St. Clair, and Arne Svenson. Gerasimos Floratos was born in 1986.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Gerasimos Floratos' work is on display at Pilar Corrias in London, the United Kingdom. Gerasimos Floratos' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; SOFT BONE JOURNEY (21 November 2017 - 19 January 2018) at Armada in Milan and Bismuth (20 February 2020 - 28 March 2020) at Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Chelsea in New York. Gerasimos Floratos' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called SOFT BONE JOURNEY and took place at Armada in Milan, Italy from the 21 November 2017 to 19 January 2018.
At the moment, seven works from Gerasimos Floratos are for sale on Artland.
Gerasimos Floratos in private collections
On Artland Gerasimos Floratos' works can be found in the collection of Jimenez -Colon Collection and Marc1, who for instance also has works by other artists including Shahnaz Aghayeva, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art hub internationally. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Further Biographical Context for Gerasimos Floratos
Gerasimos Floratos was born in 1986 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.
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