Cyprus at Beijing Biennale
By Glyn Hughes
From July 8 until August 20.
Seven Cypriot artists are exhibiting. They are Klitsa Antoniou, Dora Constantinou, Tatiana Ferahian, Maria Koudouna, Chrysi
Koumna, Rinos Stefani, Anetta Stylianou.
The Organising Committee of Beijing International Biennale BIAB has stated.
"The theme ‘Colours and Olympism’ is just like a rainbow between art and the Olympics, over which the human
beings’ dream can fly higher and higher
“The symbolic word "colour" stands for plastic arts, such as painting and sculpture. It implies art and beauty, reflecting
human beings’ rich and diversifed spiritual world.
“What’s more, it represents the lofty spirit of Olympism and the high-spirited philosophy of life which advocates
a balanced whole qualities of body, will and mind, pursuing the perfect combination of strength and speed and faces challenges
of "Higher, Faster, Stronger".
“Human’s spiritual energy would be inspired and the inner flames will be burned up in the course of pursuing
“They will show multicultural enchantment promoted by the Olympics with various artistic languages
Ronald De Bloeme is on at the Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art until August 25.
Here is work of an exceptionally high standard. Superb abstracts which, to me, follow the route of that great earlier artist
Here is some information, by the artist that the gallery has kindly sent
"I am there, I have a view of the word, and the world has a visual effect on me.
“All my work is determined by the visual reality of my nearest surroundings.
“Observing the work of Sigmar Polke during my time at the Academy mediated above all one realisation to me: you may
go against the rules, you may take everything that influences you into your process of making art. Thus the post sacks, with
which I was daily surrounded by at that time became an endless source of artistic material".
Ronal De Bloeme’s Best Discount follows his recent success at the VOLTA Show New York where the paintings of this
young Berlin-based Dutch painter have been described by the New York Times as ‘eye-catching, talismanic abstraction’.
DIACHRONIKI is at Arsinoe Street which is at the top of Ledra Street (Eleftheria end).
It’s always very busy with a huge collection of work on display. Their recent exhibition –upstairs –
Through Time - has been a great success but has now closed.
Diachroniki is a popular gallery and adds considerable interest for ordinary shoppers in the town as well as the experienced
Here you will find popular paintings of local charm and subject but also works of great interest and skill. The genuine
Cypriot place for showing our art to the vast public.