ABOUT THE ARTIST

Yiannis Galanopoulos has been a visual artist for the past sixteen years. He has participated in numerous solo and group international art exhibitions in Europe, the USA and Japan. His work has been acquired by private and public collections. He has a BFA in Photography and Audiovisual Arts from the Technological Institute of Athens, a Master of Arts degree in Humanities from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies from Norfolk State University. He currently holds a lecturer’s position at United Arab Emirates University.

Statement : Art represents for me, a highly creative, never ending mind game, where novelties are created under flexible rules and flexible objectives. Success, or failure, within that context of flexibility, is less important than the process itself. I value the sense of satisfaction from that process as an end in itself, and its final product, the artwork, as a generator for such an end. On the whole, I consider artistic creation, as an applied expression of self-fulfillment and freedom to play. Although creation is a process in flux, I have identified the core drives of my bodies of work. These are the “anticipation of a discovery” and the need for “experimental versioning“.