Clearwater Main Library To Exhibit Artwork By George Trimitsis
The City of Clearwater will be displaying the artwork of George Trimitsis in the Osceola Gallery at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 North Osceola Ave., Clearwater, from March 1st through May 31st. Trimitsis' art reflects his formal education in sciences (Chemistry), and his fascination with poetry, mythology, and social issues. He belongs to a contemporary generation of artists for whom the computer is an integral tool in the art making process. In his case, the computer enables him to work with the multitude of unit cells that he uses in his compositions. The final images are based on photographic and/or scanned material (the unit cells) that he generates from real or constructed objects. The complete artworks generally lie somewhere between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, art and science. The ambiguity built into the artwork is an element that Trimitsis consciously seeks to incorporate in them. Indeed, Trimitsis would like to believe that the tension resulting from the juxtaposition of the scientific/real and poetical/mythological aspects in his artwork would, in the end, enhance the intellectual and/or emotional pleasure that the viewer may get from them.
George Trimitsis' formal education is in the sciences. He holds a Doctorate degree in Chemistry and has been on faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for nearly thirty years. He retired from the University in 2006, and he and his wife moved to Florida in 2007. A great deal has been written about the relationship between art and science, and although opinions about the similarities and differences between the two fields vary, Trimitsis has found that his active involvement in both fields has given him a richer perspective in each of them.
Trimitsis has exhibited his art nationally in solo shows and group exhibitions. In addition, he regularly presents lectures on issues involving contemporary art. His artwork has found a home in numerous institutional and private collections.
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