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GERASIMOS FLORATOS Untitled 2019

GERASIMOS FLORATOS
Untitled
2019
Oil and acrylic on canvas
66 by 64 in.  167.6 by 162.6 cm.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce the representation of New York-based artist Gerasimos Floratos. The gallery will feature work by the artist at this year’s Frieze New York. A solo exhibition of new work by Floratos is scheduled for 2020 at the gallery’s Chelsea location.

A first-generation Greek-American and native New Yorker, Gerasimos Floratos grew up quite literally at the center of the city in Times Square where he continues to keep a studio. The vibrant dynamism of this milieu is evident in Floratos’s paintings and sculptures, where he draws from the constant yet ever-changing nature of his surroundings to create pictorial abstractions populated by what the artist calls “characters.” Through these amorphous figures—formed from tropes of the city’s denizens—Floratos examines the psycho-spatial architecture of a globalized world from a highly localized perspective. Floratos’s paintings are known for their vivid palette and assertive brushstrokes layered on top of collaged elements and richly textured canvases.

“It was clear to me when I saw the work in the studio that Gerasimos presents an impressive new voice and that the work needs to be seen in New York,” said Lucy Mitchell-Innes. “Born and raised in Times Square, he is the quintessential New Yorker.  The combination of his unique life story, his self-taught background and his experimental use of materials all contribute to his singular and compelling vision.”

Gerasimos Floratos was born in 1986 in New York. He currently lives and works between New York and Kefalonia, Greece. Recent solo exhibitions of his work include Slangwich Motel at Schloss, Oslo (2018); 1977 at Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (2018); Soft Bone Journey at Armada, Milan (2017); Big Town at Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016) and White Columns, New York (2016), where the artist had his first solo New York exhibition. Upcoming shows include a solo exhibition at Tanya Leighton Gallery in Berlin in the fall of 2019 as well as a group show at Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in London in summer of 2019.