A first generation Greek American and native New Yorker, Gerasimos Floratos’ paintings and sculptures play with the idea of site specificity and the notion of what it means to be ‘rooted’ in a single place. His works employ psycho-figurative bodies as mechanisms for charting space in many forms; psychogeography of the globalised world, societies or microcosms built through commonalities of practice, and the internal space of the mind. For the artist, the slouchy alter egos present throughout his work operate as sites for exploring the relationship between the material and psychological bodies. The coded visual language present throughout his practice is partnered with a unique lexicon from which he draws titles for the works and exhibitions.
Recent solo exhibitions include: There’s a sidewalk inside this gut, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2019); Slangwich Motel, Schloss, Oslo (2018); Soft Bone Journey, Armada, Milan (2017); Big Town, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016); White Columns, New York City (2016). His work has been included in recent group shows at Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2018); Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2018); Salon 94, New York City (2016); The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn (2016). Floratos’ work has recently been acquired by the Zabludowicz Collection.