Yanni Floros: An inquisition of human development
I’ve always been interested in technology, especially the design of things and the way they’re put together. It goes deeper than that, when I view humanity as a whole I have to ask ‘what is it about us that wants to make all this?’ That question affords me the ability to examine not only the ‘why’ but also the final product. From our humble beginnings we’ve demonstrated an amazing ability for progress, we’ve wanted ‘better’ and ‘more’, technology is only a part of it, but for me and the society we live in today it’s the part accessible and relatable for everyone. As we hurtle towards an unknown and uncertain future, technology and the way we use it will become increasingly more important. It has already become so integrated into our lives that I doubt many of us could live without it. As we build more and invent more, are we helping our humanity or are we robbing ourselves of it?
With my art, especially my drawings I hope I can get people to look a little deeper into the world we live in. Trying to understand were we are going and how we are going to get there is of the utmost importance. If we misuse our powers, we won’t be the only ones who lose. The work is also reflective of where I am in my life at the moment and how my ideas and thoughts on the world are taking shape as I get older.
Yanni Floros 2011
Floros is an Adelaide based artist that trained at the National Art School in Sydney graduating as a sculpture major. Since then he has shown his work around Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide and has been a finalist in art prizes such as the Dobell Drawing Prize 2010 and the Lethbridge 10000. His work extends across the disciplines of painting, sculpture and drawing and focuses on the pursuits of man and how those pursuits impact our development.
Yanni Floros is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
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