Full of it
SOMETIMES you just can’t see the art for the tease and these weeks have been full of it in the larger
Trapped by the glitz and smiles. Kept in the dark. Solo shows are most interesting at the moment.
from gallery to gallery, where pavement art is composed of derelict spaces and parked cars, you soon discover that there
is no safe way to cross the road (on foot), from the Pharos Centre to Pantheon Gallery for example.
DAWN Luing has a serious exhibition at Marzano, Diagorou 27, Nicosia.
would certainly look better with more lighting by the canvases.
Impressive tactile surfaces in abstractions. Figurative
works contain humour (rare here).
Here is a comment by the artist who taught art in High Security Prisons in the
south-east of England for almost seven years until she moved to Cyprus. Whilst teaching within the prison system, she
and her students participated in the Annual Koestler Awards Scheme for Art and Literature in Prisons and Special Hospitals
all over the UK, exhibited in London and won many awards and prizes.
Dawn says: "Both Cypriot and Greek poetry and song
lyrics currently influence a lot of my work. Poems and songs paint pictures in the mind. I interpret these impressions into
paintings. I am also fascinated by the effect of light and shade in all its aspects. Here in Cyprus we are fortunate to have
so much light, especially compared to the UK. It is a paradise for artists such as myself.
"If I have to categorise my
work, it would be figurative expressionism. Generally, I paint figures, whether this is in exploring textures and shadows
upon the human body or expressing emotions with, long, lean figures living their lives on canvas or wood."
Astreou Christoforou will be giving the second and third lectures at 7.30pm, on October 21, at Monoportis
House, St Barbara Square, Kaimakli.
The subject is Cypriot Traditional Embroidery and Woven Fabrics.
will examine the various groups, the history, the development, interaction with other countries, places of production and
Examples from Kaimakli.
at Gallery Gloria
Until 1st November. Very Impressive and dynamic canvases.
the exhibition which opened last night includes a line of computerly work, processed printings portrayed on canvas which
are of a limited edition. Continuing creating in the space of art Miro re- exposes her work via the kaleidoscope.
the technology has immediately influenced the art and the figurative authors worldwide.
Always aspiring to the view
that every piece of art should reflect positive energy, once again she experiments with colour.
This time the experimentation
comes via the computer.
The light, the power of colour, the game of opposition of colours, the special function of colours,
the movement and the music together with a dreamy, childlike and a very beloved game called kaleidoscope, is the stimulus
of these new artistic creations.
Miro was born in Nicosia and studied painting at the Moscow Academic Art institution,
an institute named after Surikov, in Moscow from 1987-1994.
Nikoletta Antonopoulou has an exhibition at Alpha Gallery,
corner of Makarios Avenue and 3 Papanikoli Street, Nicosia.
It is called Movement–Colour –Light.
Nikoletta Antonopoulou was born in Athens in 1955 and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis. She
then continued her studies in painting and mosaics at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
presented in this exhibition present action and movement by people, machines and animals. They show the subject’s movement
through air, sea and land.
The artist’s work is characterised by her interest in capturing movement and an instant
moment of action.
She wants to show the light, the colour, and position of the subject and its surroundings at that single
moment.. Impressionistic, expressionistic and American post-war elements and influences are all present in her art. Her movement
is expressed through free, rapid and strong brushstrokes, an intense mix of colours and a rich use of paints.
AT EN-PLO Gallery, Paphos Harbour, James E.Gibbs presents mainly marine paintings, black
-tip and scallop, hammerhead sharks, coral reef ecosystems.
An important show. Large works too. Later at Bait Muzna
Gallery, Oman. Not to be missed, until October 30.
DETANICO & Lain, After Utopia, is on at the Pharos Centre, In Nicosia.
the interstices of fine art and graphic design, in addition to possessing a strong collaborative drive.
Lain have developed a practice based on the playful displacement of meaning. They do this via the language of the information
age, but their wit allows them to avoid the sole reliance on the complexity of technological means. Instead they make use
of simple procedures in order to produce powerful visual poetics."
Must go again.
Mariza Bargilly’s urban landscapes
MARIZA Bargilly – having taken into consideration and been
influenced by her expertise as a set designer – is presenting her new visual art works at Opus Gallery until October
The bad taste that dominates towns and the lack of character and imagination in buildings that come together to create
a complete lack of visual stimulation and how all these become one with the environment is what has driven this painter
to create her own made-up urban areas.
Borrowing elements from architectural forms and the stage, Mariza opens our
eyes to a new town landscape.
Her works include a series of drawings in black-and-white and a sense of freer form works
in oils on canvas.
ELENI Nikia, Director of Cultural Services, will open the posthumous exhibition
of paintings, sketches and drawings by Nicos Nicolaides at 7.30pm, which will continue until Thursday November 9.
is at Steghi Grammaton kai Technon, in Victor Hugo Street, Limassol.
NINA Sumarac is at Pizza Express until October 25.
This is brand new work, by a talented artist,
who is branching out into new directions.
More info on 99852123 .
IN A Pantheon show enitled Trifling Sanctuaries, Sophia Hadjipapa explores the role
and significance of a viewpoint in painting.
The series of paintings being exhibited began a few years ago with a sketches
in the bath that made the artist contemplate the small rituals that each one of us invents to ‘lengthen up our lives.’
an unusual look at the usual.
Quite a popular opening, too.
Clear, pristine paintings with private viewpoints.
Highly accomplished technically and bold subjects, too.
A very pleasant surprise.
SAVVAS Georgiades has an exhibition at C.K. Art Gallery.
These are highly-accomplished
realistic figurative paintings.
Some have exaggerated proportions with a preference for elongation.
WORKS by Alexandrakis Alexandraki (1913- 1969) are on show at Gallery k. There is a
saucy invitation card with girlie poses. It opens on October 25.
All sorts of thoughts
MONICA Demetriades’s exhibition was opened at Technis Dromena Gallery, Strovolos,
by Dr Rita Severis, art historian and author last Sunday and will continue until the 25th of the month.
themes are abstract but they conjour up all sorts of thoughts and memories.
Fields, flowers, suggestions of the core of
landscapes, appear in very painterly works.
The emotions come deep from within yet spatially the works can contain distances
further afield. Often quite ambiguous, rich in personal messages yet understood in feeling and intellect by individual
LAST day for the excellent exhibition by Demetris Menikou, which is entitled Invisible
It was opened last week at Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca, by the former Minister of Education Dr Chrisostomos
Sofianos, to a packed and responsive gallery.
Here is a brilliant debut.
Superb paintings, full of vital imagination
and superb colour, enough to make most of the rest of the country’s artists look as if they are in mourning. A true
STASS Paraskos and Stelios Votsis still have their joint show at Morphi Gallery, Limassol, until November
You see them here. You see them there. Now together everywhere.
at Kypriaki Gonia
GLORIA Marathefti’s exhibition Earth Sky and Sea will be opened
by the Mayor of Larnaca, Mr Andreas Moyseos at Kypriaki Gonia in Larnaca on Wednesday, October 25 at 7.30pm and will continue
until November 12.
It has been written: "Gazing at Gloria’s paintings is like going on a journey of exploration.
The deeper we go into her compositions the more images, lost civilizations and forgotten dreams we discover.
cold colours and rich textures form shapes and movements which take us into the depths of human dreams, memories and expectations."
of the Earth, Sky and Sea are all part of fascinating visions, put together by the painter in well structured and sensitively-coloured
Sudden explosions of bright, warmer colours make the whole experience more exciting.
The almost abstract
paintings depict Gloria’s feeling that things which are not obvious are seen more clearly in the shadow and in the mist.
They are more impressive when they are partly hidden and they leave one’s imagination free to wander into her world.
was born in Varosha and now lives and works in Larnaca.
She studied Graphic Design and Fine Art at Hornsey College of
Art (Middlesex University) in London and is a member of EKATE. Her work can be found in the State Gallery of Contemporary
Cypriot Art, in Municipal Galleries and private collections in Cyprus and abroad.