Yiannis Galanopoulos is a Greek interdisciplinary visual artist.
He has participated in numerous solo and group international art exhibitions in the UAE, Europe, the USA, Australia, China and Japan. His work has been acquired by private and public collections. He has a BFA in Photography and Multimedia, a Master of Arts degree in Humanities and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies. He is a PhD Candidate at the Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology in Australia and holds an assistant professor’s position at Zayed University Abu Dhabi.
2017 PhD Candidate at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Professional Photographer-Videographer-Graphic Designer-Artist 2001-2011 Freelance photographer-graphic designer-artist.
Solo Exhibitions & Selected group exhibitions.
2012 International Photography of the Year Awards (New York). Honorable mention in Fine Arts Photography.
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
My portfolios Seafront Views, Specimens of American Suburbia No Place Architecture, Unmanned and Inanimate and World of Immaterial Objects, I favor finding my subjects in the immediate environment, as opposed to constructing a reality in the studio. Residing in different countries and taking pleasure from wandering suburban areas are the reasons for developing a strong ‘sense of place’ and for questioning it though my creative processes.
The internal need to explore our natural environment, interdependent with the instinct for survival, searches for a secure location on the trajectory that connects the eye with the point of its visual saturation. This is how limits are defined…
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Collaborations with both non-profit and commercial venues are welcomed. Please feel free to contact me, if I can contribute in any way in your project, whether that is exhibition, publication, work presentation or gallery talk.Professional, student, and amateur artists are encouraged to establish communication with me, asking support (ie editing, critique) for the realization of their individual projects.