by James Georgopoulos, 2011
Unique silver print with acrylic polymer and resin on wood panel
Edition: 1 of 10
13.5" x 14.5" x 2"
About the piece: Smith & Wesson Model 639 with Pachmayr grips 9x19mm. This is the Screen used 639 carried and fired by Harvey Keitel in the film Reservoir Dogs
Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Los Angeles based artist James Georgopoulos has a very provocative and powerful message to convey.From the age of 14, James has worked with photography, light, film development, paint, and has successfully mastered the art of the silver based darkroom.
After spending a year under the wing of Gyorgy Kepes, (New Bauhaus, and the innovator of the MIT visual department ) James, moved to begin his own expression, created his first piece. A 30 x 40 hand pulled, 8-color silkscreen with the help of NASA. This was immediately recognized and praised by the likes of Varujan Boghosian and the Rhode Island School of Design, which instantaneously offered James admission into the program.
James went on to work on features for Hollywood luminaries like Oliver Stone and Zack Snyder, and was quickly snatched up by Oliver Stones team to design his own facilities in Santa Monica, CA. This lead to a reverberant career in design which included a collaboration with Richard Branson, and Eddie Sotto at Disney Imagineering. Passionately spearheading the design for Al Gores network facilities Current TV, Mr. Gore proclaimed with great enthusiasm James vision is genius! Through James gift to see things in an unusually refreshing and colorful way, he was brought on to head the art dept once again helping to create one of the mind blowing psychedelic Pink Floyd videos from The Division Bell album.
Photography, playing such a significant role throughout his career, led him to other arenas of passion in his life such as the electronic music scene. He has photographed several influential dance artists such as the Chemical Brothers, Run DMC, Thievery Corporation, Gangstar, and Orbital,andhas been published in Newsweek,The Wall St Journal, Playboy
, and Detour
Although James felt fortunate due to his opportunities and success he has had in the film and music community, he knew deep down that his true calling was to bring people to his world through his own personal creations. James Georgopoulos newest collection probe his relationship with film. His series Guns of Cinema collection of images that make a powerful statement,embody the strength and integrity of the object. One that can change history, protect, and encapsulate freedom, but is so often viewed as a misused, threatening or destructive image. James is confronting controversy questioning what makes an object inspirational? The design, beauty, the scene - the bending moments, versus what humanity gives as a label without taking responsibility for its ownership.
He has shown his work in several exhibitions, including Heaven, Art of Elysium West Hollywood, For the love of Haiti Studio Morke Los Angeles, Pop Up Gun Store /Venice At Walk The Distillery, Venice Ca., Art Bin South London Gallery, London, Sweet Wal-Art Los Angeles, Art Basel @ RED DOT Miami, LAAS Los Angeles Art Show, Venice Art Crawl, RED DOT NYC, Chicago Art Fair, Pieces of Heaven Art Auction, Guns of Cinema, Art District Santa Monica Ca., and Venice Art Walk.