Aris Georgiades

Artist Statement:

For many years my sculptural objects have been made up of common materials. Some of the objects use material that has been salvaged from one life and given another. Often the materials are reclaimed architectural details.  There are also works that use existing objects and re-purpose them into expressive sculptural forms. Antiquated functional objects were often built to do one task, and have been “improved” over time by making them more complicated. Most of these sculptures make reference to our continuous desire to move through life with purpose. I see these repurposed objects as a metaphor for our human need to adapt and change directions when confronted with obstacles or failures. My work from the period of five years ago contemplates these older objects that are altered through the inconsistent filter of memory. In my new projects and those planned for the future my selection of materials is based more on common objects that are approaching obsolescence and are of little value in their present state. All of these works have an intention or ambition to move forward or get ahead that has been redirected for one reason or another; the emotional content of this change in direction is the subject of my newer work. 

Aris Georgiades
Homesick by Aris Georgiades
12 x 12 x 40 in.
Knot by Aris Georgiades
8 x 3 x 3 in.
Loot by Aris Georgiades
14 x 14 x 55 in.
Oak, Chair by Aris Georgiades
Oak, Chair
5 x 3 x 3 in.
Old School by Aris Georgiades
Old School
24 x 24 x 24 in.
Parts by Aris Georgiades
52.5 x 6 x 8 in.
Tower by Aris Georgiades
20 x 32 x 96 in.
Trim Cube by Aris Georgiades
Trim Cube
24 x 24 x 24 in.
Two Door by Aris Georgiades
Two Door
24 x 24 x 24 in.
Untitled Wall Collage by Aris Georgiades
Untitled Wall Collage
37 x 45 x 7 in.