Christos Michaelides, Happy Valley
26 September-4 October 2017
Christos Michaelides exhibits his third solo show in Cyprus at Alpha C.K. Art Gallery. The exhibition titled Happy Valley presents a new series of works by the young and talented Michaelides.
The underlying and uniting theme of his work is landscape art. The artist uses this theme to examine the role and possibilities of painting today. The landscape, it operates more as a stimulus for the artist’s stylistic searches rather than as an iconographic obsession. The “landscapes” are characterized by an unfamiliar mood of ambiguity and ambivalence. His work features a violent interference of geometry, which creates unfamiliarity and other worldly images. And here the titles of the works compound the unfamiliar, but, at the same time, create a playful interaction with the viewer. The exhibition also showcases three sculptures the artist created to accompany this series of work.