The Viewing Room
Part III

The Viewing Room
Part III

Welcome to our latest edition of The Viewing Room, our online platform presenting a curated selection of artworks from our represented artists, and others currently available in the gallery.

The Viewing Room offers an opportunity for us to share with you a broad offering of contemporary Greek and Cypriot art and to further your study of the artists presented and view their latest artworks.

Call us to arrange a private viewing in our gallery space or a virtual meeting via Viber, WhatsApp or Zoom. Alternatively, arrangements can be made to deliver any artwork to your premises for personal viewing.


ELENA TSIGARIDOU

She was born in Nicosia in 1980. She earned her B.A. with Distinction (in Fine Art, Painting) from the Academia di Belle Arti, in Rome Italy.

Her work is characterised by delicate observation that seeks to elicit the sensations, memories and wonder associated with our experiences and encounters. She has filtered her experiences into a personal and contemporary visual language. These finely rendered images provoke us to look beneath the surface in to the realm of strange alliances, symbolisms and meanings. Her work evokes the private world of personal identity and inner state.  Her art seeks to create a dialogue and a connection with the viewer where the primary concern is not to give answers but to generate questions and evoke a personal emotion.

Her paintings are in the numerous private and corporate collections in Cyprus, Brussels and Italy, including the Frissiras Museum in Athens, the Cypriot State Gallery, the Collection of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, and the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou.

Selected Exhibitions

2018   International Figurative Biennale, Natsoulas Gallery, California, USA

2018   SOFA Fair, Chicago, USA

2018   New Horizons in Painting II- The Unpredictability of Ideas” Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece

2017   Sender-Receipient, The Cyprus House, New York, USA

2016   World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

2016   Summer Breeze, Diatopos Contemporary Art Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

2016   Art Souq, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2015   Circles Made Up of Cubes, Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

2014   50 Years EKATE, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus

2006   Three Person Exhibition,  European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

2002   Arte Contemporanea, Gallery ‘La Pigna’, Palazzo del vicariato, Rome, Italy

Awards

2018   Madame Figaro Award for the category ‘Creator of the year’

2018   5th Telemachos Kanthos Art Awards, First Prize in the category Engraving

2016   4th Telemachos Kanthos Art Awards, First Award in the category Painting

Dive
m
ixed media on wood
100xx100 cm

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ALEXANDROS YIORKADJIS

He was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1981.  He studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannicci in Perugia, Italy, at  the École Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France under the Erasmus project, and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy, from where he graduated with distinction.

He was awarded the first prize in sculpture (Premio Nazionale delle Arti) in 2008 at the Italian Arts Competition and the Larnaca Biennale Grand Prix in 2018.

His work is in the collections of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Nicos Pattichis Collection, the CYTA Collection, the Central Bank of Cyprus Art Collection and in numerous private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Romania.

Solo Exhibitions

2014

2013

2012

2008

Harmony and Contrast, Museo Cassero della Scultura, Montevarchi, Italy

Human…Being, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Body, International Film Festival “Human Rights Nights XII Edition”,  Bologna, Italy

Alexandros Yiorkadjis, Artsinergy Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2018

2016

2015

2014

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

Larnaca Biennale, Larnaca, Cyprus

Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens, Greece

Salone del Mobile di Milano, Fiera Internazionale di Design, Milan, Italy

No Words, Larnaca Municipal Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

SetUp Contemporary Art, Arteesspressione Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Tra l’Essere e Essere, SetUp Contemporary Artfair, Bologna, Italy

Cui Bono Kuldfabrick, White Box Gallery, Munich, Germany

Utopia, The Evagoras Lanitis Center, Limassol, Cyprus

The State of Art, Padiglione Accademie–54, Arsenale-Tese di San Cristoforo, Bienanale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Envision
terracotta with gold patina
75x26x12 cm

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IOANNIS LASITHIOTAKIS

He was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1956. He first studied at the Vakalo Art & Design College with  Panayiotis Tetsis and Yiannis Valavanidis and continued his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. 

From his first solo exhibition  at Athen’s Dada Gallery, in 1981 1981), and through the mid-1980s, his works revealed a search for an artistic language of a neoexpressionist orientation, combining painting with collage or polyester sculpture constructions, usually anthropomorphic. The next stages of his career reveal an ongoing research on the visual media and the stimuli that dictate his themes. For a while he returns to a two-dimensional painting with abstract elements, and then focuses on the concepts of space and time , once again utilizing space and inserted material. He introduces existential references in his painting , or draws inspiration on Persian miniatures . Through all these explorations, he is eventually led to a painting focused on human presence, with images based mainly on photographs of familiar faces. Through a distinctive use of colour, he manages to emphasize the sometimes psychological, and other times metaphysical aspect of figures .

Since 1983, he teaches at the Athens Technological Educational Institute (TEI), where he is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Graphic Design.

He has presented his work in solo exhibitions in Athens, Patras, Thessaloniki and on Crete. He participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad (Australia, Belgium, U.S.A., Japan, South Africa), counting most notably the 2nd Biennale of Young European Artists of the Mediterranean (Thessaloniki, 1986), the Osaka Triennial (Japan, 1996) and the 4th International Biennale of Sarjah (U.A.E., 1999), where he won the 2nd painting prize.

Boxes of Innocence
oil on canvas
142×140 cm

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VASILEIA ANAXAGOROU

She was born in Larnaca in 1992. She studied Fine Arts art he London Metropolitan University and at the School of Visual Arts in New York, graduating with a high term honors BFA in Fine Arts. She is currently completing her postgraduate degree in Fine Arts at Oxford University in the UK. 

She presented her work in exhibitions in Larnaca, London, New York and Lisbon.

Selected Exhibitions

2019  Mulitfaceted Visage, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2018   Endangered Bodies, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

2018   The Book as an Artwork, Manufactura Gallery, Athens, Greece

2018   Biennale Larnaca, The Pierides Museum, Larnaca, Cyprus

2017   Catalysts in the Morning Dew, SVA Grammercy Gallery, New York City, USA

2017   Et Tu, Art Brute?,  Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York City, USA

2017   Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA

2017   Expressing Your Unique Identity, SVA Flatiron Project Space, New York City, USA

2017   Three Fold, Camden Image Gallery, London, UK

Grants & Awards

2018   Best Thesis Award, School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA

2018   HOPE Art Competition “Expressing Your Unique Identity”, New York City, USA (finalist)

2017   BFA Fine Art Department Grant, School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA

Doting Mother
oil on canvas
120×120 cm

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VALENTINOS CHARALAMBOUS

Born in 1929 into a family of traditional potters of Famagusta, Cyprus, Valentinos studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London.  After he obtained the Central School’s diploma (with Distinction) he worked there as a technical assistant.

In 1952 he returned to Cyprus to work with his father, and in 1957 was asked by the Ministry of Education of Iraq to undertake the establishment of the Department of Ceramics of the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad. In 1960 he was assigned to establish a similar department at the ‘Tahrir’ Girls College, Baghdad, and in 1967 he joined the newly established Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Baghdad where he became the head of the Department of Ceramics, a position he held until his retirement in 1983, when he returned to Cyprus.

He exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and the Middle East, and in the United Sates. 

In 1987 the Iraqi Government honoured him for his contribution to the development of Iraqi art both as a teacher and an artist. In 1992, his work was awarded at the Cairo Triennale for Ceramics. In 2001 he was include in the Lifetime Achievement Award list of the IBC, in Cambridge, UK and in 2005 in their list of “100 Top Artists”.

His works are included in many private and public collections in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, IRAQ, Egypt, Lebanon and the USA.

Candlesticks
glazed stoneware
⊘9×25 cm


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IO ANGELI

Born in Mytilene in 1960, she studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and then painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens under Dimitris Mytaras, graduating with distinction. She continued with postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens on a scholarship and at the Royal College of Art of London.

The artist creates imaginary environments, worlds that are illogical and strange and yet, at the same time, familiar and peaceful, inhabited by a human absence. Pools and deserted tree-lined garden paths, middle-class town furniture and transcendent voids, fragments and traces of staircases, spotlights, fans, and helicopters are refracted and compounded with segments of nature that unexpectedly are inscribed in her works, swinging paradoxically between what is natural and what is artificial, what is not made by human hand and what is man-made. Unorthodox places; limitless interiors; floors overflowing with water and dark fissures: all link what is close to what is far away; set a palpable warning, a potential threat, and also silence it. They gently involve viewers in personal readings, while silently giving rise within them of a feeling of worry and excitement which traverse the canvas’ silence as electric current.

She has presented her work in 16 solo exhibitions and has participated in over one hundred group-thematic exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Her works can be found in public and private collections, museums and galleries in Greece and abroad.

Untitled
oil on canvas
130×150 cm


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GIORGOS GEORGIADES

He was born in Larnaca in 1983. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens where he studied painting under Professor Dimitris Sakellion.

His works are characterized by the distinctive figures and the imaginative world he has created around these.  His work is produced in both painting (two-dimensional) and sculptural (three-dimensional) formats. Common feature of his work are the vivid colour and exaggerated features and grimaces of his figures.

He has presented his work in two solo exhibitions and has participated in a number of group shows in Cyprus ,  Greece, the Netherlands and Egypt and in 2018 took part in the acclaimed Rise urban art Festival in London, UK.

He has worked extensively on set designs for numerous theatrical and film productions and was nominated for a Best Stage Design Award  by the Cyprus Theater Organization in 2014.

Untitled
acrylic on wood
133×85 cm

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IOANNA KYTHREOTOU

She was born in Larnaca in 1984.  She studied Fine Arts at the University of Sunderland in the UK and continued with post graduate studies in Art & Design at the  University of Wolverhampton. She presented her work in group exhibitions in Larnaca, London, New York, Portugal and Athens

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Stories of Dystipic Greatness, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018   Larnaca Biennale, Larnaca

2017   Sender-Receiver, Cyprus Consulate, New York

2017   World Art Dubai 2017, Dubai

2016   Ancient Kition and the Modern Worlds, Kition Archelogical Site, Larnaca

2014   Change and Exchange, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia

2012   Project Art: Larnaca – Europe 2012, Municipal Gallery of Larnaca, Larnaca


DIMITRIS CONSTANTINOU

He was born in Alexandria in 1924 to Greek Cypriot parents. He studied artistic metalwork at the Italian Technical School Don Bosco in Cairo. 

His sculptures are in the collections of the Greek National Gallery, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the University of Thessaloniki, the National Bank of Greece, the State Collection of Contemporary Cypriot Art, the Central Bank of Cyprus, The Archbishop Makarios Foundation, the Laiki Bank Art Collection, and many private collections in Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere.

Solo Exhibitions

1973   Desmos Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

1976   Kochlias Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

1977   Art Theater, London, UK

1983   Athenaeum Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

1983   Ora Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

1985   Gallery Gloria, Nicosia, Cyprus

1988   Gallery Gloria, Nicosia, Cyprus

1993   Epipeda Art Hall, Athens, Greece

1996   Argo Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2007   Gallery Gloria, Nicosia, Cyprus

Group Exhibitions (selection)

1970   “Contemporary Cypriot Art”, Commonwealth Institute, London, UK

          “Fourteen Cypriot Artists”, Ora Gallery, Athens, Greece

          8th Alexandria Biennale, Egypt (awarded the 2nd prize in sculpture)

1971   “Contemporary Cypriot Artists”, Ateneo de Marid, Mardid, Spain

1974   “International Open-Air Exhibition of Sculpture”, Museum of Modern Art, Milan, Italy

1975   “Panhellenic Artistic Exhibition”, Zappeion, Athens, Greece

          “Cypriot Artists”, National Gallery of Art, Athens, Greece

1984   “Contemporaray Cypriot Art”, National Gallery of Art, Athens, Greece

1986   “Athens-Cultural Capital of Europe”, Athens, Greece

1991   “Contemporary Greek Sculpture”, Maison de l’Architecture, Paris, France

1992   “Olympia ‘92”, Olympia, Greece

1995   “Hommage to El Greco”, National Gallery of Art, Athens, Greece

          “Olympia ‘95” Olympia, Greece

1997   “Thessaloniki ’97 – Cultural Capital of Europe”, Thessaloniki, Greece


YANNIS GAITIS

He was born in Athens in 1923. Ηe studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens during the 1940’s, with Konstantinos Parthenis, and he was one of the earliest modernist painters of post-war Greece.

He presented his first solo exhibition in 1945 at his home and studio in Athens, while the second caused a stir and various negative reviews, because of the audacious form of the works, which already contained surrealist, cubist and abstract elements. Being oriented towards the European avant-garde movement from the start, he became a founding member of Alekos Kondopoulos’ group Akraioi, with whom he participated in the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1953.

From 1954 through 1974 he lived and worked in Paris. In the early ‘60s few figurative images begin to appear in his abstract gestural painting. Gradually these figures morphed into his most distinctive feature, the little man; the trademark of his new, entirely personal, neo-figurative painting, which made him well-known internationally. His identical little men, symbols of the middle-class propriety and alienation dominated his work thereafter, in several variations besides canvas paintings, often as wooden constructions, utilitarian applications or artistic happenings.

Throughout his career, he exhibited his work extensively in Greece and abroad. His work gained enormous popularity, thanks to his peculiar artistic idiom, his significant productivity, and his persistence to bring his art into contact with the broadest possible social strata in every way imaginable.

He died in 1984 in Athens, a week after the opening of his major exhibition at the Athens National Art Gallery.

Untitled
construction of painted wood, edition of 25
25x25x17 cm

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