Via Privata Don B.
Grazioli 73, Milano
Armada presents “Soft Bone Journey”, first solo exhibition in Italy by Gerasimos Floratos.
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 pyscho-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
Within the space hang three large scale oil paintings from the artist’s grandmother’s café-turned-studio on
the Greek island of Kefalonia. One of the paintings has been installed free hanging in the middle of the space
with photographs attached to the backside. In combination, three new hand carved and painted sculptures
from the Floratos’ London studio are presented. A smaller scale piece sits on a plinth constructed from scrap
metal found in Armada’s courtyard. This is the first time the artist will exhibit sculpture and photographs
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Image: Installation view: Gerasimos Floratos: Soft Bone Journey, Armada, Milan 22 November 2017 – 20 January 2018