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CIRCLES MADE UP OF CUBES
FIRST SOLO-EXHIBITION BY VISUAL ARTIST ELENA TSIGARIDOU
WILL BE HELD AT KYPRIAKI GONIA GALLERY IN LARNACA
FROM 21 OCTOBER TO 3 NOVEMBER 2015
Opening Preview by Larnaca Mayor, Mr Andreas Louroutzatis
Wednesday | 21 October 2015 | 7:30 pm
The journey of self-awareness is riddled with possibilities and boundaries, which stimulate an ongoing internal dialogue. For Elena Tsigaridou, in this journey, decisiveness turns into inspiration and honesty to exploration. Honesty is represented through the geometrical shapes; a circle, a cube become symbolic signs that reference the daily grind. Young, nameless heroes, possibly from the artist’s own personal circle, enjoy a reasonable co-existence with lines that either converge or diverge. Childhood acts as Tsigaridou’s vehicle for a journey to the past, which facilitates an approach towards the present and its reality.
Colour, in this circle of works, is portrayed as a need – one which entails abstraction to reach detection. The composition’s realistic elements are not the main objective. Instead, the abstract features in colour constantly cause a surprise to the artist, whether they are created with a fluid medium like paint, or a solid one, like thread. Both are perceived to what is apprehended by the viewer. The mythical element is not overlooked, since the royal crown, depicted in some of the works, marks the journey’s starting point.
Elena Tsigaridou studied at the School of Fine Arts in Urbino and Rome, where she graduated with distinction in 2003. Today she works as a Fine Arts teacher at the American Academy Larnaca. Her work has been exhibited in Cyprus, Italy and Belgium.
All works exhibited at the gallery will also be viewable online for the exhibition duration at www.gallerykypriakigonia.com.cy.
Exhibition Curator: Antonis Tziarrides, Visual Artist
Exhibition Editor: Marina Christodoulidou, Art Historian & Curator
Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Str., Larnaca, 6020, Cyprus
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