Gerasimos Floratos

Maps


Brussels

Opening on September 8th, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Ganglia, 2021-2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    182.9 x 243.8 cm
    72 x 96 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    213.4 x 167.6 cm
    84 x 66 in
  • , Student, 2022
    Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas
    182.9 x 182.9 cm
    72 x 72 in
  • , Untitled, 2021-2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    182.9 x 243.8 cm
    72 x 96 in
  • , Selves, 2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    167.6 x 213.4 cm
    66 x 84 in
  • , Leaving, 2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    167.6 x 213.4 cm
    66 x 84 in
  • , Untitled, 2021-2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    182.9 x 243.8 cm
    72 x 96 in
  • , Dura Cipher, 2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    167.6 x 213.4 cm
    66 x 84 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    182.9 x 243.8 cm
    72 x 96 in
  • , Walking Mouth, 2022
    Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas
    213.4 x 167.6 cm
    84 x 66 in
  • , Untitled, 2021-2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    243.8 x 182.9 cm
    96 x 72 in
  • , Untitled, 2021-2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    243.8 x 182.9 cm
    96 x 72 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    213.4 x 167.6 cm
    84 x 66 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Acrylic, marker, and crayon on paper
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Acrylic, water color, and marker on paper
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Acrylic, gouache, color pencil, and graphite on paper
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • , Untitled, 2022
    Acrylic, gouache, and marker on paper
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • Untitled, 2021-2022
    Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas
    243.8 x 182.9 cm
    96 x 72 in
  • , Bridge song, 2022
    Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas
    167.6 x 213.4 cm
    66 x 84 in

Press release

Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to announce Maps, Gerasimos Floratos' second solo exhibition with the gallery.

A map is an abstract rendering of space that stands flat. It differs drastically from the reliefs and territories it refers to; it’s a coded cultural marker that you need to learn to read in order to navigate.

Even though Gerasimos Floratos paintings are figurative, they are more like landscapes. Floratos is a New Yorker. His work is entropic, like a psycho-geographical translation of the city. He was born and still inhabits the center of the center—Times Square (which is actually not square, but more twisted).

The vivid colors of his confronting figures remind of the extreme experiences that define NYC. Floratos does not paint crowds per se. One or two characters appear on each painting—but their presence is reminiscent of passersby encounters. Some look down, others look sideways, some look up; they could be among the hundreds of people you cross every day in hectic neighborhoods. They also bring to mind advertising billboards and huge LED screens: all this cacophonic anarchy containing both aggression and poetry.

- Anne Dressen, Curator, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris.


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