Alpha C.K. Art Gallery presents latest solo exhibition of the young Cypriot artist Dimitrios Ikonomou. This is fourth solo exhibition and it is titled Punchlines. The exhibition opens Wednesday 11 November.
His new body of work is comprised of a series of paintings with their characteristic figures and minimal monochromatic lines, which present and satoric commentary of contemporary society.
As the artist notes, his artwork aims to simplify a concept to its bare minimum, and through this to present the viewer with bare view of the basic image.
Dimitrios Ikonomou was born in 1989, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He studied Art History and Creative Writing at Brown University in the United States, and continued his studies in Industrial Design at the Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. Following the completion of his studies, he worked as a commissioned sculptor for Piet Hein Eek Studio in Eindhoven, Holland, working on assigned projects within Eek’s workshop.
Among other projects, Ikonomou has created designs for the Nicosia Tourism Board, the Bank of Cyprus, the Cyprus Museum of Archaeology, and the Cyprus Handicraft Services. He is co-producer of the VR documentary The Green Line, which premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The Green Line has subsequently been officially selected for over 20 film festivals, winning “Best VR Film” four times.
He has exhibited his artworks in numerous solo and group shows and has artworks in numerous public and private collections in China, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus.