Gloria Gallery presents the exhibition TEN EDUCATIONAL NOTEBOOKS - AGIOS GEORGIOS PEGIA (PRIMARY SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, LYCEUM). The opening of the exhibition will be made by the Honorable Ambassador of Greece in Cyprus Mr. Ioannis Papameletiou on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 7.30 p.m. The exhibition will be prefaced by Dr. Charalambos Bakirtzis, Director of the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation and will be greeted by Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities. The notebooks were compiled by former members of the Greek Archaeological Mission to Agios Georgios Pegeias and associate teachers under the supervision of the Department of Antiquities and sponsored by the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, according to the curricula of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. They are presented in an exhibition at Gloria Gallery due to their original and spontaneous creativity, multi-faceted content and artistic composition. The Ten Educational Notebooks - Agios Georgios Pegeias (Elementary, High School, Lyceum) contain questions and motivate educational activities on the monumental topography of Agios Georgios, the understanding of early Christian architecture, the role of light, the role of the columns in the structural design, the reading of decorative shapes, the geometric and theological interpretation of mosaic floors, the reconstruction of everyday life at Cape Drepanon before the Arab invasions of the 7th century, and the richness of the flora and fauna of the place. Art works by painters and teachers Rinos Stefani and Susan Vargas enrich the Notebooks. The graphic design is by Savvas Thomas. The Educational Notebooks are addressed to teachers and professors of various specialties, parents and groups who enjoy unforgettable excursions. Contributors of the Educational Notebooks: Christos Argyrou, Susan Vargas, David Castrillo, Savvas Thomas, Pelli Mastora, Kyriakos Mattheou, Leoni Mennogiati, Olga Bakirtzi, Charalambos Bakirtzis, Rinos Stefaniou. The Ten Educational Notebooks - Agios Georgios Pegeias (Elementary, High School, Lyceum) are available in a box for 15.00 euros. The box contains ten notebooks, teacher's manual and archeological guide of Agios Georgios Pegeias.
Duration: 6 - 23.5.2022
Gloria Gallery in Nicosia hosts an exhibition of works dedicated to the anniversary of National Polygenesis by Argyris Konstantinos. The inauguration will be performed by the Most Theophile Bishop of Mesaoria, Mr. Grigorios, on Thursday, March 17, at 7.30 pm. The exhibition will be prefaced by the Professor of the University of Naples, George Georgis. The poet Pitsa Galazi writes the following about the exhibition: “Argyris returns with a big and special new solo exhibition. Argyris's exhibition is original and was worked on the occasion of the anniversary of National Polygenesis and is essentially an artistic journey to ancient Greece. The excellent painter, having dealt with all the materials, is now returning, presenting an exhibition with drawings and shading that give elaborate works, strongly reminiscent of engravings. His work shows courage and patience but also immense love for people and objects that take us back to the time of misery and humanity. Absolutely monumental, Argyris, as he showed us in his previous exhibitions, returns to remind us of old Greece. Nice tsoliades, Pontians, Cretans, traditional dances, traditional costumes, couples, families of another era, parades, students in the classrooms, children in the fields and the countryside, traditional professions from the glaze to the idiot of Spathari, lanterns, women work in yards and fields. Scenes from the occupation and the refugees, reminding that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor catastrophe. A huge memory that fit everything and a great talent that portrayed everything accurately, transforming his memories into unique images by the leading painter of the younger art generation who insists on turning us back to the past, this time with drawings confirming his talent. . He skillfully handles the tonal gradations, from white to different grays to dark blacks and with excellent writing quality he presents works that give us a world that turns to pride but also to the difficulties of that time with a unique artistic journey. An exhibition that deserves to be seen and commented on for its craftsmanship, originality and courage. " Argyris Konstantinou was born in Limassol. He initially studied at the Doxiadis School with a scholarship to the Department of Graphic Arts. He then studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts with a scholarship from I.K.Y. for all the years of his study at the School. He studied in the preliminary year with teachers T. Patraskidis and M. Gavathas and in the following years in the Laboratory of P. Tetsis. He graduated in 1989 with honors. He attended the laboratories of the same School of Engraving and Hagiography. The function of memory is the dominant feature of his work. Through his "Brides" that he worked on for a decade, he deposited his own stamp on contemporary Cypriot and wider Greek art. His most important cycles: The landscapes, the figures, the naked, the still lifes, witnesses of freedom, the brides, the watercolors, the memories of innocence, the markets, the children of another era, traditional Greek costumes, his musicals yesterday, in theater stage, Greece an image a story. He has presented his work in many solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. His works are in many private and public collections in Cyprus and abroad. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and of EKATE.
Duration: 17.2.2022 to 15.3.2022.
After their joint exhibition entitled Autobiographical in 2018 in Amsterdam, the work of the two artists is reunited this time at Gloria Gallery in Nicosia. The exhibition will open on Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 7.30.
Lefteris Olympios presents a large series of drawings on paper in ink and tempera entitled "Does King Alexander live?" It is a series about the mermaid, the mythical sister of Alexander the Great, seen from various angles. She is the mermaid who raises the storm and sinks the ships when she is told that her brother does not live, she is the mermaid Medusa with the snake hair and Pegasus, is the pregnant mermaid, is the Meluzini of the waters and the rivers, is also the Virgin Mary, mermaid of Myrivilis. Good and evil coexist. The work is painted spontaneously and always in the personal Olympios’s way.
Johannes van Vugt exhibits a series of small works of oil on canvas entitled "Snapshots". Van Vugt has created his own archive by painting his pictures as if they were postcards from the past: the small and serial set up produce a cinematographic character. Some of the works are directly related to his own personal world while others indirectly through the use of other people's photos. And that is what makes this series part of a collective memory.
Johannes van Vugt was born in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Amsterdam and at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Joost in Breda. He regularly exhibits his work in the Netherlands and abroad and his works are in private and public collections.
Lefteris Olympios was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1953. Helives and works in Amsterdam. He studied graphic arts at the Doxiadis School and painting, Iconography, Fresco and Mosaic at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He studied painting and sculpture at the Free Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. In the summer of 1985 he visited the IJmuider Kring, an art community in IJmuiden, a village just outside Amsterdam. His contact with this group and especially the painter Lei Moulin was decisive for the subsequent course of his work. Lefteris Olympios settled permanently in the Netherlands and regularly exhibits his work in Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands. His work is in major private and public collections.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday 22 February at 7.30pm.
Duration: 22.2.2022 to 15.3.2022.
Cristiano Dall’ara wrote the following about the artist's work: "These works are presences. Of these, seemingly simple and at first glance, you remember with pleasure and ease the shape. You carry them with you, wherever and whenever you decide to recall them in your memory. You bring them back not to escape from reality, but as an interpretive grid to discover or create new aspects of the world. Therefore, these projects are style exercises. When you then tilt your focus on them, then you seem to be part of the very act of creating them. You feel moving inside, but not at all passively, this is not an abduction. Instead, you act with a subtle sense of involvement, through a kind of partnership between the creator, the work and the viewer - with the roles changing as one enters the boundaries of the other - in a game of magic. As a result of an ever-evolving consciousness, these projects allow those involved to educate themselves through diversity and to embrace the Other."
Stefano Paci was born in Italy in 1956. He studied at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Urbino. From 1982-1985 he worked with the "Emarginante" team in Urbino. The group created a series of musical, theatrical and visual works which were presented at an event in Italy. For many years and until 2016 he lived and worked in Cyprus. He has been living in Fano, Italy since 2016, but his relations with Cyprus remain close. He has made a series of solo exhibitions and has taken place in many group exhibitions both in Cyprus and in Italy.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday, February 1st 2022 at 7.30 pm.
Duration: 1.2 to 19.2. 2022
BACKYART: Micro Sculpture, Jewelry, Constructions
Using materials she finds in her yard, in the workshop and elsewhere, Olga Spanou creates unique works of art: micro-sculptures, jewelry and constructions.
In Olga Spanou's art, it is not important what you do, but how you do it and why. Nothing depends on the logic of the current. Her works are based on a personal expression of freedom in choosing an inner good. In the absolute identification of the personal creative moment, with the eternity of creation. In the absolute redefinition of the past and the present with the eternal.
Olga Spanou was born in 1955 in Prague. She studied at the Prague School of Fine Arts. Since 1983 she lives and works in Cyprus. She is married to the sculptor Leonidas Spanos. She has made 14 solo exhibitions, and participated in several group exhibitions. In this exhibition she will present her latest work.
The exhibition opens at 7.30 pm on December 16, 2021.
Duration: 16.12.2021 to 7.1. 2022
"Metaphysics A: Being and Time"
Former MP and MEP of AKEL, Takis Hatzigeorgiou, will inaugurate the exhibition of Dr. Evangelos Konstantelos, entitled “Metaphysics A: Being and Time“. The new artistic proposal of Evangelos Konstandelos is developed in the contemporary space of Abstract Art, with themes that concern philosophical reflection and have ontological content. The essence is the black, which floods the artistic creations, redefining and reshaping a dialectic long forgotten. The opening of a dialogue that begins with the awareness of the substance, which revealed man. Black, in monochrome paintings, has the same projection properties of what really exists in the world of Being and non-Being. It is the path to Zero in the "Black Square" of Kazimir Malevich, it is Infinity and Multiplicity in the black creations of Ant Reinhard. But mainly it is color and not color, as Pierre Soulage explains. The course of man's thought towards Zero and towards Infinity, coordinates and pulsates the contradictions that constitute the Opening of the World and spreads within it as Time. It is the first metaphysics, which instilled real meaning in human thought and is presented in the paintings as a substance beyond black. As the beginning of a modern awareness of the course of society and culture. An awareness that opposes wear and tear and decline.
Evangelos Konstantelos is an academic and artist. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina. Engraving, Painting, Freehand drawing, Sculpture, Mural, Photography, Scenography, Facilities, Comics, New Media and Digital Art will shape the way of expression and creation on a practical level, even participating in many group exhibitions, events and festivals in Greece, Spain and the United Kingdom. At the same time, with the practical exercise of the visual media, he will engage in a thorough study of the History and Theory of Art and Cultures, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Semiology, Theory of Criticism and Communication. In 2006 he will go to the United Kingdom for postgraduate studies in Engraving, as a scholarship holder of the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). During his postgraduate studies he took part in group exhibitions in Manchester and London and participated in studies by TATE in Liverpool and other art organizations. Having completed his postgraduate studies, now a PhD candidate, he will research at the University of Salford the historical, philosophical, ideological, cultural, political and social peculiarities in the evolution of the concept of war and the formation of the concept of the state. At the end of his doctoral dissertation, he will systematically begin the study of political philosophy, in collaboration with the then president of the Goldsmiths School of Political Science, University of London, political, theoretical and thinker of postmodern anarchism, Saul Newman, as well as teaching Comparative Metaphysics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London).
Duration: 26.11.2021 to 14.12 2021
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7.30 p.m., Dr. Xenia I. Loizidou, Civil Engineer-Coast Engineer, Ambassador of the Mediterranean Coast of the United Nations, will inaugurate the exhibition of Evgenia Vasiloude «κείμενα πλέγματα». The new artistic proposal of Eugenia Vassiloudi is developed in the familiar space of Engraving and on the themes at the core of her artistic interest: always nature, the environment and the female identity in the foreground. A naturalist and essentialist approach.
In this exhibition she implements the techniques of traditional engraving but also different experimental monoprints in a three-dimensional installation with sound and image.
Eugenia Vassiloudi is an engraver. She graduated from the Kiev State School of Fine Arts with a master's degree in Fine Arts.
The themes of her work were initially dominated by the female figure, with references to mythology - the goddess of nature and fertility. Today, she is concerned with issues related to nature and the environment.
Her works can be found at the State Collection of Contemporary Cypriot Art, as well as in collections of banks and private collectors. She taught at the Cypriot Public Secondary Education from 1989 to 2021. Eugenia Vassiloudi is a founding member of the "Cypriot Engravers" association with which she collaborates to organize exhibitions, events and engraving art workshops.
Duration: November 2 - 22, 2021
Gloria Gallery presents the fourth solo exhibition of paintings by Andreas Karousios.
Andreas Karousios was born in 1978 in Athienou. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki in the atelier of Professor G. Skolfinos and graduated in 2004 with honors. In his new solo exhibition, he will present 89 works measuring 35x50 cm with themes inspired by nature, the pulse of life and the four seasons. Vibrant bright colors alternate with soft pastel shades.
The works he will present are a work that thrives through emotions, memories and moods. Speaking about his works, he mentions "Painting with colored pencils and inks on paper pressed on wood. Don't like the word pressed? Stuck then ... so that they never separate. The setting up of the works in the space creates an adjacent landscape. The importance of recalling memory lies in the fact that it is likely to be instantaneous - product "
October 7 - 27, 2021
"Amathus - Old Limassol”
"But in my paintings, you will not see my dreams and my own associations but a clear representation of the source of information and inspiration. I try, if ever possible, to paint the swirling air, the light that illuminates, the earth that is shaken and the damage that, all together, they cause incessantly. Damage to stones often creates the most unexpected and complex formations in shape and surface. Even random assemblies resulting from all kinds of displacements are magical. The wild vegetation and the drastic and dramatic encounter of all the elements with the sky, the clouds, and the turbulent sea complete successive theatrical performances. I did what I could to give it live, so that they might be able to become a trigger or motivation for each viewer to make their own associations and myths."
July 7 - 30, 2021
A solo exhibition of the well known Cypriot artist. May 21 - June 30, 2021
Gloria Gallery invites you to a group exhibition The following artists are participating in the exhibition: Stella Angelidou, Stavros Antonopoulos, Eugenia Vassiloudi, George Gabriel, Andreas Efesopoulos, Kyriaki Efesopoulou, Renos Efesopoulos, Doros Irakleous, Glynn Hughes, Nina Iakovou, Vassilis Ierides, Evagoras Karageorgis, Stavros Kikas, George Kotsonis, Maria Kyprianou, Annita Laniti, Pindaros Michaelides, Georgia Michaelidou, Yianna Nikolaou, Lefteris Olympios, Stefano Paci, Marion Paschali, George Pafiti, Chara Savvidou, Myro Skapoulli, Olga Spanou, Andreas Farmakas, Katerina Foukaras, Mariam Souhanova – Foukaras, Christos Foukara, Charalambos Christodoulou and Christina Christofi. April 19 - May 15, 2021
Gloria Kassianidou invites the art-loving public with the following words: "Our ancient ancestors said that in order for life to be beautiful, it needs" bread and spectacles ". With the quarantine we were deprived of everything. So, we take the courage to offer you "Spectacle". A truly spectacular exhibition, with 32 well-known artists who worked and created in these difficult situations, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photography. I invite you to come and enjoy (as much as we still can, they say the third wave is coming before Easter) this multi-form, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional exhibition ".The following artists will participate in the exhibition: Stavros Antonopoulos, Eugenia Vassiloudi, George Gabriel, Andreas Efessopoulos, Renos Efessopoulos, Kyriaki Efessopoulou, Doros Irakleous, Nina Iacovou, Alexis Ierides, Kyriakos Kallis, Evagoras Karageorgis, Stavros Kikas, Giorgos Kotsonis, Annita Laniti, Georgia Michaelidou, Despo Nikolaidou, Eleni Nikodemou, Yianna Nikolaou, Lefteris Olympios, Marion Paschali, George Pafitis, Mary Savva, Chara Savvidou, Myro Skapoulli, Leonidas Spanos, Olga Spanou, Andreas Farmakas, Katerina Foukaras, Mariam Souhanova – Foukaras, Christos Foukara, Charalambos Christodoulou and Christina Christofi. February 17 - April 10, 2021
A retrospective exhibition of the famous painter Giorgos Erotokritos (1948-2013) . The exhibition includes works by the artist with the well-known themes that inspired him, such as angels and mermaids framed by the intense blue color that characterizes his work. . November 10, 2020 - January 11, 2021.
In this Exhibition, "Drafts", George Gabriel opens his sketch books, announces his blueprints, his ideas, his reflections, the way he thinks and the process by which he creates his works.In the creative process in the Visual Arts, and not only, the sketch or sketches that are made, before the final work, are the cornerstone of a work. Recording, what an artist imagines, his ideas, thoughts, and reflections through the drafts are the initial stage of conceiving a work. That is why they often include in them a dynamic greater than the final work. . October 9 - November 5, 2020.
This exhibition of paintings spans the artistic life time of the Dimitris Michlis. The works presented are from Gloria Gallery' collection. June 26 - July 15, 2020.