Peter D. Gerakaris’ paintings originate from his explorations of art history, nature and the world at large. He has absorbed multi-cultural aesthetic language into his works that burst with saturated colors and fantastical hyperrealist details to playfully invite the viewer into his mesmerizing world. In the current work titled Piton Opera Mask Remix (2015) Gerakaris plays with the dazzling colors and abstract forms to create a kaleidoscopic image of a fantastical female face.

Enhanced color experience can be achieved with ChromaDepth 3D Glasses, which “lift” certain colors off the surface, while pushing other colors “behind” the surface. Note: these are not the same as conventional 3D Cinema Glasses.


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About Peter D. Gerakaris

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American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize.

Gerakaris’ kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in prominent institutional collections including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program Permanent Collection in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center, the Waskowmium, and Citibank, in addition to a spectrum of private collections such as Patrick McMullan, William Lim, and Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Having received distinctions such as the National Academy of Art’s Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship and the Vermont Studio Center’s Clowes Foundation Full-Fellowship, his artwork has been exhibited around the globe at the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), various art fairs such as Scope and the Doors (Seoul), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, while also being featured in publications like Architectural Digest, the Financial Times, and Time Out Beijing.

Additionally, Gerakaris has created a variety of large-scale, site-specific commissions awarded by Cornell Tech, The Surrey Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Bahamas). He has also been awarded a large-scale public art commission to be permanently installed at PS101 (Brooklyn) in 2018 through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.

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Piton Opera Mask Remix, 2015
Lot Number 15
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas with ChromaDepth 3D Glasses
32 x 32 in (81.28 x 81.28 cm)
Courtesy of artist
Signed on verso

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Peter D. Gerakaris
Piton Opera Mask Remix
  • Dimensions
    32 x 32 in (81.28 x 81.28 cm)