New Art Exhibitions Open - Nicosia
Two new art exhibitions are opening today in Nicosia; one by famous, whimsical and charming Cypriot artist Stass Paraskos and the other by two young Romanian artists, Alexandru Cican and Vlad Lomnasan.
Stass Paraskos was once described by The Guardian newspaper as 'a peasant painter', and often produces images that are infused by village life in Cyprus. Painted in rich colours, and using a simplified figurative style, many of his scenes might have almost fallen from the pages of Kazantakis. Yet Paraskos is also a sophisticated artist, educated in the West, but rooted in the East, who has successfully fused the visual traditions of Western Modernism with those of Byzantine Orthodoxy.
The exhibition at Apocalypse Gallery will be inaugurated by Mrs. Fotini Papadopoulou on the 2nd of November at 19:30. Opening Hours: Daily: 10:30 - 13:00 & 16:30 - 20:00, Saturday: 10:30 - 14:00
At the Myloi Cultural Centre, two young Romanian artists are making their debut.
Alexandru Cican and Vlad Lomnasan use the newest media techniques in an exhibition of photographs, digital art and media design, as well as DVD cinema screenings.
The exhibition continues the project launched by the Romanian Embassy in 2008 under the heading “Dialogue”, meant to present Romanian artists living in Cyprus and Cypriot graduates of Romanian universities. The event is organized by the Embassy of Romania in Nicosia in cooperation with Nicosia Municipality.
Alex Cican was born in Romania and moved to Cyprus at the age of 5. He started photographing at the age of 15. At that time, there was a lot of hype about the Internet, which he wholeheartedly embraced.
He created online profiles and websites in which he shared his photographs with the world. This was crucial in his development and growth as a photographer. By the feedback received from online communities he learned how to take good photos. He graduated from Birmingham City University with a first class honors degree in Software Engineering in 2010. He works as a freelance web designer and developer. Visit his personal website here: http://alexcican.com
Vlad Lomnasan was born in Romania and his first contact with the visual domain started inside the Nicolae Tonitza Fine Art School. The fine art school discipline influenced him as a photographer in seeing volumes and colours in their true artistic value. He graduated the National University of Drama and Cinematography in Romania. His works in photography and cinematography brought him several prizes at the Romanian Film Festivals. The pictorials signed by Vlad Lomnasan transpose grotesque aestetics shown in a seductive chiaroscuro. They show corporal expressions and attitudes which find their inspiration deep within expressionistic and pop art images.
Official opening of the exhibition: Tuesday, 2nd of November, at 19.30, by H.E. Mr. Andreas Demetriou, Minister of Education and Culture and Mrs. Eleni Mavrou, Mayor of Nicosia.
10:00 - 13:00 & 16:00 - 19:00