Georg Gatsas

Joie I, 2006

Joie I, 2006

Untitled, 2007 Dia-Show mit vier Dia-Projektoren, per Computer gesteuert, mit 50 Fotografien; Teil von The Process VI Einzelausstellung im Swiss Institute New York

Untitled, 2007 Dia-Show mit vier Dia-Projektoren, per Computer gesteuert, mit 50 Fotografien; Teil von The Process VI Einzelausstellung im Swiss Institute New York

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Georg Gatsas

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1978: Geboren in Grabs
Lebt und arbeitet in St. Gallen und New York

There is an element of self-portrait in every picture by Georg Gatsas. His photographs of landscapes and people give insight into his life and the artists and visual worlds that shape his practice. His approach is in the spirit of Joseph Beuys' concept of Social Sculpture, which says that art is all around us and implicates the people, places and things that are in our environment as artistic co-conspirators. His subjects are often highly visually complex; his photographs capture a certain energy inherent in his subjects through color, composition and form. Often a lone figure in the night going places where few dare to go, Gatsas is the ultimate fly on the wall; easy going and constantly approaching the people and places that cross his path as major events, his strategy highlights the fact that history is written by those who care enough to observe, document and record. JAMES FUENTES (JAMES FUENTES LLC, NYC)


EINZELAUSSTELLUNGEN

2003: «The Process», Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen
2006: «The Process IV», Stiftung Binz39, Zürich
2007: «The Process VI», The Swiss Institute New York; «It took the night to believe», o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Luzern
2008: «Five points», James Fuentes LLC, New York City

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN

2004: «Fürchte dich», Helmhaus Zürich [Kat.]
2006: «Dark», Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam [Kat.]; «Resident», Stiftung Binz39, Zürich; «Heimspiel», Kunstmuseum St. Gallen 2007: «Drawing is a verb and noun», James Fuentes LLC, New York City

AUSZEICHNUNGEN/PREISE
2004: Werkbeitrag der Stadt St. Gallen
2005: Atelierstipendium Stiftung Binz39, Zürich
2006: Förderbeitrag der Stadt St. Gallen; Kantonaler Werkbeitrag des Kantons St. Gallen

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Georg Gatsas

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