Marina Olympios

Marina Olympios, Painiting is My Resistance

18 June-4 July 2015
Alpha C.K. Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Cyprus in five years of Marina Olympios.

Marina studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She presented her work in seventeen solo exhibitions in Cyprus, France, Greece, and the USA. Her works are in numerous public and private collections, most notably the collections of DakisJoannou and Dimitris Daskalopoulos.

For Marina, painting creates new results, outside of the system of the clinical acceptance of feeling, always leaving channels open for the one who sees to find arguments to enter the work and to interpret it. Painting is her own enduring relationship with the environment, and the melancholy of my familiar, it speaks about the fear of familiarity with loneliness.

As she writes in the introduction of the exhibition catalogue, “The eye doesn’t see. It is the mind, the brain that sees. The retina simply transmits the image to the brain, which sees, according to the images it has recorded and according to the soul and spirit of each one of us.”