Georg Gatsas (Born in Grabs in the Swiss Rhine Valley, 1978) manages to capture astonishingly relaxed and intimate moments from his subjects, a testimony to the sensitivity of his approach. It's this tension between the artifice of the shoot and the immediacy of facial expression and body posture that makes Gatsas' images so direct. The meetings and friendships that inform his portraits and his closely observed investigations of the ‘now’ are continued in his (collaborative) exhibitions, publications and magazine contributions. Thus solo and group exhibitions in venues such as the Swiss Institute in New York, the Kunsthaus Zurich or the Aargauer Kunsthaus and publications from Nieves and Echtzeit lead to his work also appearing in magazines like Zeit Magazin, Wire and Dazed & Confused or to collaborations with renowned music labels like Mute, Hyperdub and PAN. Georg lives and works in Waldstatt, Switzerland and the rest of the world.

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