Demetris Constantinou, Gloria Gallery
THIS is a superb exhibition by Dimitris Constantinou. As Haris Kambourides, curator of the Museum of Modern Greek Art writes
in a new excellent book “Dimitris Constantinou” edited by Voula Kokinou and Savas Kokkinos for En Tipis
“What deeper messages are offered us today, at the dawn of the 21st century, by the works and route
of a modern sculptor? What is the relationship of geometry to our experiences and our fate?
What is the specific
and also international importance of an artistic deposition which developed with such success in Greece, Cyprus and
the broader European stage?
The biggest part of Constantinou’s work is geometric art. Shapes like the square
and the circle are illusory, outside the natural form that we come across every day life. Usually they declare
an art that is abstract, cerebral, laboratory like. It is true that geometry is an old cience born, it is said in ancient
Egypt, when the floods of the Nile destroyed field boundaries, and mathematicians developed methods with which
they could find them after the waters had returned to the river bed.
On the other hand, geometry is not just
a menal pursuit but also experimental, since it applies to natural space an concerns the users, us humans who
live in it. At the same time it hides inside of it movement, opposing directions, life itself. While writing these observations
I immediately feel that they concern Constantinou’s work His geometric forms contain man, it is not abstraction for
the sake of abstraction, form for the sake of form.
The vocabulary: Vision, touch, understanding, feeling and materials”.
is another period of his work which is different. After the terrible events of 1974 the artist showed in the foyer of the
Nicosia Municipal Theatre. They were sculptures of army shirts; crumpled and torn. He an be an artist for all seasons.
current exhibition continues until Friday the 2nd of March which is also the anniversary of the first opening of Gloria
Angels, Gallery K
CONTINUING until the 17th of March the gallery is packed with art underthe theme Angels.
It has truly taken
wing; wonderful, enlightening with an exceptional variety. Good to see that Christina Constantinou Giusti who lives in
Italy and is a daughter of Demetris Constantinou is participating with a couple of beautiful imaginative pieces.
opening its door in Nicosia in 1999, Gallery k has invited artists to participate in themed group shows. The theme
gives them an inspirational idea, and this year’s - which also celebrates St. Valentine’s
day is The Angel. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photography by 30 artists, bringing to the exhibition
their own fascinating ideas.
“For mellennia The Angel has been a recurring mage in the visual artsof any civikizations
and culture - from the earliest Sumerian images of 4000 BB to the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. The Symbolism is at
itsmost elaborate in the Islamic, jewish and Christian faiths. Supernatural winged deities in human form, they
appear in many different roles; as god-like messenger of divine orders, as the personification of inspiration, ecstasy
and love - sacred or profane. They can be protective guardians, or the les welcome angels of death.
Today, the concept
of The Angel has transmuted into song lyrics, TV shows, cinema foods and advertising campaigns. Yetdespite all the angel’s
aqn embodiment of purity prevails andstill has the power to evoke awe and wonder.
This exhibition contains something
for everyone. A captivating collection of imaginative poetic and powerful images, eloquently demonstrating that The Angel
is a true testament to the universal power and fascinating of artistic creation.
John Warren, Kypriaki Gonia Larnaca
THESE expert landscapes are beautifullly observed.
There are some abstract ones too which is a leasing development for the subject. The exhibition continues until the
27th of the month.
Marlen Karletidou, Pantheon Gallery
ART Exhibition and Improvisation Dance and Music Event.
Gallery is to host Marlen Karletidou’s art exhibition tomorrow Saturday 24th February at 7pm.
work by the artist Marlen Karletidou under the title Tansition is one of a mature painter whose thoughts and problems
concerning opportune matters create the imagedirect, with fantasy and unexpected surrealistic elements.
birds, animals and psychic creatures mix and mingle, pay and dream in a continuous flow of movement.
of the artwork came out at the moment of the opening betwween the two parts in Nicosia, North-South, at
the Ledra Pallace barricade. At the point, which the