Zenon Jepras

Zenon Jepras

Hewas born in 1969 in Cardiff, Wales.He studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland from where he graduated with Honors.

A genuine figurative artist, Jepras’ work focuses strongly on the tradition of narrative painting and telling stories through the using the language of painting – colour, texture, emotion and symbolism. Mythology and history blend with current social and political trends to produce powerful and vivid that create a narrative for the viewer to decode and unravel.

He presented his work in many solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, Portugal, and Germany. His work is in the permanent collections of the Cypriot State Collection of Contemporary Art, the Central Bank of Cyprus Collection, the Bank of Cyprus Collection, the Nikos Pattichis Collection, the Luciano Benetton Collection and in numerous private collections in Cyprus, Greece, the US and the UK. He is the 1993 winner of the “Liquitex International Painting Prize”, awarded by the American Art Council, New York.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
How to Be Happy, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
2017
Killing Time, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
2015
Zenon Jepras: Painting, Morfi Gallery, Limassol
2014
Playgrounds of Forgetting, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
2012
Not Exactly Memory, Alpha Gallery, Nicosia
2011
Personal Moments, DP Gallery, Limassol
2010
Out of the Sand, Alpha Gallery, Nicosia
2009
Gorilla, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
2009
Lost Heritage, Gallery K, London
2008
Deconstructing Troy, Royal Commonwealth Society Club, London
2008
Recent Work, C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
2007
Small Rooms, Morfi Gallery, Limassol
2006
Cacophony, Gallery K, London
2006
Short Stories, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
2004
Maternity, GalleryK, Nicosia
2003
Kiss, Gallery K, London
2002
The Colour of Memory, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
2001
Angelopathia, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
1999
Secrets from the Salon, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
1998
The Minautaur’s Dream, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
1997
Oedipus’ Gaze, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia
1996
Odyssey, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2014
The Lovely Gallery, London
2013
Art-Athina International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens
2012
Aarte do previsίvel, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon
2010
1960-2010: Glances at Cyprus Art, Gallery Hotel de Sauroy, Paris
2010
Visual Rhythms, Municipal Cultural Centre-Melina Mercouri, Nicosia
2009
Five Cypriot Artists, Brom Gallery, Helsinki
2008
Where Do We Go From Here?, Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia
2005
Municipal Gallery, Thessaloniki
2004
Kulturaljahr der Zehn, Gallery Tammen& Busch, Berlin
2000
Twelve Cypriot Artists, Ioannina City Hall, Ioannina