Yorgo Alexopoulos is a New York-based artist best known for his innovative use of digital media and technology. His works of art, generally touching upon transcendental themes, are created by fusing his own paintings, drawings, photographs, and films with digital animation. He often creates experiential video installations by synchronizing multiple monitors or projections.
Alexopoulos’ permanent installations include a recently completed 27 channel video installation for Norman Foster’s Bow Building in Calgary, Alberta. In 2011 he was commissioned by the Art Production Fund to produce a sprawling 432 LCD screen installation for the lobby of Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. His work was also exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum in the fall of 2011 as well as other galleries and institutions throughout the United States.
In 2001 Alexopoulos was asked to contribute as the visual effects supervisor and lead animator on the critically acclaimed documentary film The Kid Stays in the Picture which chronicles the life of Hollywood legend Robert Evans of Paramount Pictures. On this project Alexopoulos was instrumental in the development of the 2.5d effect that is now ubiquitous in video art, film, advertising and other forms of media.
Alexopoulos is a member of the legendary Los Angeles graffiti crew WCA (West Coast Artists) when during his youth he tagged “Ash” and helped pioneer the graffiti movement in southern California during the mid to late 1980s. He is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.