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George Kofas

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Birthplace
Greece

Birth year
1957

Lives in
USA/Japan

Works in
USA/Japan

Website

Schools
Indiana University, 1986, MS
Indiana University, 1986, MS

Representing galleries
Tableau Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Tags
abstract, abstract expressionism, spiritual

Art and the Spiritual

My work is about Spiritual issues: the Temporal and the Eternal. 

There are two major ideologies in the art world today. One of these ideologies concerns itself only with the Physical world. Much of Post-Modernist art, in conjunction with the “Art-for-Art’s Sake” philosophy abides in this tradition. Such art exists within limited perimeters and has no greater purpose.

However another ideology concerns itself with Spiritual issues and the relationship which exists between the Physical and the Spiritual. The work of Wassily Kandinsky and Mark Rothko would be an example of this type of ideology.

My work attempts to explore issues regarding the interrelationship existing between the Physical and the Spiritual realms and attempts to present various components of the Spiritual. 

BIOGRAPHY

 

1957-Born in Greece

1985-BFA- Indiana University

1986-MS-Indiana University

1987-88-Assistant Professor-Indiana University

1988-90-Art Instructor-North Carolina

1990-2000-Art Instructor-Florida

2000-2007-Art Instructor-American School, Frankfurt, Germany

2002-07-Associate Professor-University of Maryland, European Division

2007-11-Associate Professor-University of Maryland, Okinawa, Japan

2007-Present-Art Instructor-American School, Okinawa, Japan

 

EXHIBITIONS

Indiana University Exhibition

Indiana University-Group Show

Council for the Arts-North Carolina

Jill Fink Gallery, North Carolina

Eitharong Gallery, Orlando, Florida

Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Orlando, Florida

Heathrow Art Exhibition, Florida

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Lake Mary Exhibition, Florida

Education Support Center, Florida

Education Center, FloridaGallery X, New York

Gallery X, Istanbul

Gallery Rossderfer, Hanau, Germany

University Education Center, Brunssum, Holland

University of Maryland-Germany

University of Maryland-Japan

Gallery Atos, Japan

61st Annual “OKITEN” Fine Arts Exhibition, Japan

Gallery Lafayette, Japan

2010-Azabujuban Gallery, Tokyo

2010-OKITEN Fine Arts Exhibition, Japan

2010-The National Art Center Museum, Tokyo

2010-Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Japan

2010-ASEAN Exhibition, Tokyo

2010-Art Expo Malaysia 2010, Kuala Lumpur

2011-Okinawa Prefectural Exhibition, Japan

2011-Global Gallery, Japan

2011-The National Art Center Museum, “Tableau Exhibition”, Tokyo, Japan

2011-Kasaku Award, Tokyo, Japan

2011-ORIENT 2011, Tokyo, Japan

2011-Art Expo Malaysia 2011, Kuala Lumpur

2011-Okinawa Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, Japan

2011-Seth Jason Beitler Gallery, Miami, MIA Exhibit

2012-Atos Gallery, Japan

2012-Gallery Lafayette, Japan

2012-Azabu-Juban Gallery, Tokyo

2012-Fine Arts Exhibition Okiten, Japan

2012-Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Japan

2012-ASEAN Japan Centre, Tokyo

2012-Gallery Global, Japan

2012-The National Art Center Museum, “Tableau Exhibition”, Tokyo, Japan

2012-ORIENT Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2012-Seth Jason Beitler Gallery, Miami, MIA Exhibit

2013-Tokyo Prefectural Museum Exhibition

2013-Group Show-Okinawa, Japan

2013-Okiten-Prefectural Exhibition

 

REPRESENTATION

 

Tableau Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Asian Artists Network, Tokyo, Japan

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