Gloria Gallery launches the new artistic season with a painting exhibition by Marion Pascali bearing the title “The Internal Body of Desire”. The exhibition will open on Wednesday 5th October 2021 at 7.30 p.m.
The artists explains the theme of her current exhibition as follows: In Dante Alighieri’s work, the human desire is the springboard for a conscience movement towards the encounter with the good and beautiful, God. As such, desire in everyday life- in all its manifestations- constitutes a “staircase” towards the truth of the Divine.
The four desires as described in the ancient Hindu philosophy are: “dharma”, the desire to become what you are destined to be, “artha”, the desire for prosperity, “kama”, the desire for pleasures like intimacy, love, beauty and “moshka”, the desire for spiritual fulfilment.
The multifaceted desire, at the core of our existence, always pushes us forward. It is the force which encourages the collecting of goods, the spiritual along with the material.
It is a fire of rebirth, a diversion from the status quo and the inertia in our lives, which enhances our emotional and spiritual metamorphosis.
It is a yearning for creativity that promotes the transcendence of limits.
It is the ignition of experimentation, a tempestuous and exhilarating child-like game which draws one to their own self-realization.
It is the love for freedom, a celestial destination exploring the universe in search for a reconnection with the divine.
Whether one picks up the sun or a ribbon, ultimately, they will find beneath it desire, which is the very need and thirst of internal change as well as the motivating power that urges life on. “
Marion Pascali (b. 10/2/1967) was born in England by Cypriot parents. During her studies in the science sector of the Pancyprian Gymnasium in Nicosia, the artist received drawing and painting lessons from the well-known Cypriot artist Andreas Charalambous. Subsequently she studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence under the supervision of the professors and artists F.Farulli and G.Ulivi. In the course of her studies, she was inspired by “Performance Art” which led her not only to the creation of a book ‘object d’art’ and the intention of its audio-visual expression, but also to further studies in the field of theatre. She received an MA award from Kings College and Rada in London in “Text and Performance”.
For the last fifteen years she works as an art teacher at the Junior and Senior School in Nicosia, whilst concurrently continuing her creative path in the field of the arts. She has in her record three solo exhibitions and has participated in four group exhibitions.
Book of poems and drawings: PASCALI, M. 2x4 = ∞ or of divergence figures. 2nd ed. Marion Pascali, 1997.
The exhibition opens on the 5thof October and will remain open until the 1st of November 2022 .
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.30 – 12.45 & 17.30 – 20.00 Saturday 10.30 – 12.45
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Duration: 5.10 - 21 .10. 2022