Vasilis Asimakopoulos

Vasilis Asimakopoulos

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Born in Athens in 1982. Son of a Scottish woman. Lives and works in London. I am interested in the moment that stretches from “now” to the future. The interweaving web of images and possibilities connecting our world and the parallel. The trails of the heavy scent left from this point to tomorrow and right next to it. Dystopia. New life. Post-apocalypse. Growth. The descent. Love. Arsenic. Candies. And everything vibrating in between.
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Vasilis Asimakopoulos work is preoccupied mainly with a fantastical world in a post-apocalyptic time. This vision of the future is used as a tableau upon which the artist projects mankinds anomalies as a being and the side effects of his existence in the present. Events and facts that trouble our humanity are stressed or underlined with a wry smile and salut. The memory of mans footprint in this world carries on as an ironic delirium, the possible artistic manifestations of which is Asimakopoulos main concern. Life after destruction, in all its complexity, but in a world where the natural is synthetic. The rebooting of the order of things in a place where the paradox manifests itself into normality. Vasilis has exhibited with Beers Contemporary at the London Art Fair / ‘Vestiges’ in January 2012, as well as in a group exhibition in February 2012, ‘When We Dead Awaken’.

VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS (b. 1982, Athens, Greece) holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (2011) and a BA in Fine Art from Middlesex University, London. Selected group exhibitions include Breathing Space at Hanmi Gallery, London (2013), Kiss The Future with Schwartz Gallery, London (2013), Tungsten Borealis at Arch 402, London (2013), When We Dead Awaken with Beers Contemporary, London (2012), Foreign Body at Wayward Gallery, London (2011) and Designers of the Future at the V&A Museum (2010). Solo exhibitions include Dunes of Aspartame at Bannwarth Gallerie in Paris (2011), and Sorbic Acid with Umbrella Gallery, Leeds. Vasilis was also the winner of the Mostyn Open Award (2011), shortlisted for the Conran Prize in 2011 and a recipient of the RBS Bursary Awards, Royal British Society of Sculptors (2009). The artist lives and works in London, UK.