Grigorios Ilaridis creates work using his personal archive, which could be described as an image vault. Based on pictures taken during his travels, personal memories, art historical references, and pop culture, he constructs vibrant and playful collages that serve as the initial blueprint for his artistic exploration.
He brings these creations to life by translating them into tangible forms through the sculpting process, using materials such as acrylic, bronze, metal, plaster, wax, etc. By intricately combining two- and three-dimensional elements, Ilaridis creates a contrast that bridges the digital and the sculptural into a vibrant artistic dialogue.
Like fragments of a grand mosaic, he merges his own experiences growing up in Belgium with the mythology from his native country, Greece, creating an expressive world that serves as a gateway for the viewer to delve into their own interpretations and associations.