Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery in NY presents the new photo exhibition of Greek artist Dimitris Yeros and Chinese Gao Yuan entitled “Colors of Passion” running until September 8th.
The exhibition was inaugurated on June 14th and features 25 pictures shot by Dimitris Yeros and another four by Gao Yuan. Both artists have focused their latest work on presenting the human figure in a most realistic, technically flawless and precise light.
According to Peter Weiermair, Dimitris Yeros’ work is depicting the confrontation of the static nude with the animal and, consequently, the reflection of the categories naked/dressed, natural/artificial as well as of the terms: rationality and instinct, beauty and sensuality. A second group of pictures deals with pictures that might be understood almost as a paraphrase of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Birds.” What composes this attraction for butterflies and snails that emanates from the surprised, naked, even subdued victims? The animals face man in a diverse form and function. At one time almost emblematically as if in a children’s book (animal/man), then again in a poetical/narrative manner in a sense of standardization of man, where the animal is humanized or a certain animal determines a certain type of man. But moreover, there is this type of picture that stresses the weird and menacing animal side with the black humor of Surrealism.
These pictures have been hosted in different galleries around the world but never in Greece. ZOOM magazine, one of the most prominent international magazines has recently used one of Yeros’ pictures as its front cover with a 6-pages long feature on the artist.
Throckmorton Fine Art is one of the most important NY galleries and has already hosted the works of prestigious photographers and artists, such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Platt Lynes, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Flor Garduno, Anderson and Low, Graciela Iturbide, Mario Gravo Neto, Luis Gonzalez Palma and Lucien Clergue. Dimitris Yeros has been showcasing his work in Throckmorton Fine Art for the past 15 years.
Gao Yuan is a young but talented photographer from Taiwan. The current exhibition is her first one in the NY gallery.
Dimitris Yeros is one of the most influential Greek artists of his generation and one of the first Greek artists to present Performances, Body Art, Video Art and Mail Art. He has had 52 individual exhibitions of his works held in Greece and abroad: in Köln, Düsseldorf, New York, Kassel, Strasbourg, Bochum (The Bochum Museum), Oxford (Oxford University), Darmstadt, Indiana, USA (Ball State Art Gallery), Heidelberg, Nicosia, Mannheim Milan, Ann Arbor-Michigan (Kelsey Museum), Berlin, and elsewhere. He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions, Biennials and Triennials in many parts of the world. Many of his graphics have been published by leading art editors. He has illustrated books and magazines.