Arthur Christopher Georgalas was born in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY with a Fine Art scholarship. At Saint Rose he majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture and minor in Graphic Design. Georgalas completed his final term in Florence, Italy at Scuola Lorenzo de Medici studying sculpture and computer animation.
His work is a combination of found objects and graphic design. The Times Herald Record describes his work, “Transparent acrylic sheets, cartoon clippings, raw splashes of paint…these are the ingredients that appear ripped from the pages of real life and transformed by Georgalas’ vision into objects of art.” The article continues, “His work is homage to the anti-art movement of Marcel Duchamp…a wry humor whispers out of his renderings in ink, pencil and paint…”
Some of the artists whom have inspired him are Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Chamberlain, Marcel Duchamp, George Segal, Robert Gober, Tadeusz Kantor, Henri Matisse, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Bill Woodrow.
"I work with the intricate detail of design mixed with the three-dimensional mass of found materials. The contradiction makes an interesting result. I use the objects as I would with lettering, cropping and composition in Graphic Design. The found materials almost place themselves. In my work, I sample ideas, colors, words and visuals of anything and everything around me. I can relate to the musician who uses turn tables to blend or sample words, sounds and noises in the hopes of creating an incredible song. I strive to make that incredible song visual. I have always enjoyed creating and look forward to developing my technique and style."
"The artist has been influenced by illustration, comic books, graffiti art and pop imagery. Georgalas has to be the next progression of a Duchampian ready-made aesthetic suited and amended for contemporary art."
-CBGB’s 313 Gallery