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ELENI PRATSI

About

Born:                        1987

Lives and works:  Nicosia, Cyprus

Eleni Pratsi is a geometric abstract art painter with strong academical background in fine arts from a young age. Eleni's art practice is identified as Mechanical Art as it uses various unconventional tools, machinery and unique techniques to create her paintings. Her artworks are renowned of their vibrant color schemes, and a dedication to the geometric shape of circle.

 

Her fascination with the circle, enabled her to master the subject and elevate it to new unexplored artistic territories. Through continuous exploration and the use of non-conventional painting tools, Eleni Pratsi reinvents her artistic practices and visual language, constantly. As the circle has no end, so and Eleni’s one-of-a-kind compositions reach the infinite,  with no second artwork being the same in her art series.

 

Every composition is prior studied and then applied, through specific composition and color systems that the artist has developed. These systems enable the final work to be in a way self-created as it allows the accidental element to exist in her paintings, by trusting the procedure and not altering the end result. Eleni explains, ''It has been a personal choice to approach the artistic creation indirectly, by putting forth the materiality of the medium and tools which are sometimes inappropriate or by using various techniques, an attitude that indicates my play attitude.''

 

As a true Alchemist of color, Eleni creates new color combinations and palettes, defining and enhancing the impact of her paintings. Her best-known works are with sharply delineated shapes with richly painted vivid colors.

The circles invites the viewers to go within and connect with their inner knowing, and the colors with their emotions. A universal symbol of heaven, perfection, eternity, protection, the Self and Oneness. The zero point where everything starts and returns to, the circle holds the meaning of life and the creation of the universe. 

The work and ideology of contemporary artist Bernard Frize, played an important role in Eleni’s work which she identifies with on its approach and implementation.

Eleni Pratsi exhibited her monumental art installation 'Le Chemin de la Couleur', in France for three consecutive years after invitation, and her artworks are permanently exhibited along with works by renowned artist Theodoulos Gregoriou.

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Selected Permanent Collections

 

Paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Cyprus, Hong Kong, USA, UAE, France and UK.

PUBLICATIONS

Eleni Pratsi's work is cited in various publications, in Europe. 

EDUCATION

 

Master Diplôme National Supérieur    2014

d’Arts Plastiques - Distinction             

Ecole Nationale Supérieure            

des Beaux-arts de Paris, France            

with Government Scholarship from the            

Republic of Cyprus            

               

Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques    2012

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux            

-arts de Paris, France            

 

Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques    2010

Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts            

de Nîmes, France            

with Government Scholarship from the            

Republic of Cyprus            

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Thinking Circular, Is not gallery    2017

Nicosia, Cyprus           

 

Le Chemin de la Couleur, DNSAP   2014

Galerie Droite, Ecole Nationale Supérieure            

des Beaux-arts de Paris, France            

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Participated in more than 20 group exhibitions, in France, Italy, and Cyprus

ACHIEVEMENTS

     First Prize Award in Fine Arts Competition   2012

 nominated by French Institute in Cyprus            

First Award in Fine Art for 3 consecutive   2005

years, Unified Lyceum of Acropolis, Cyprus            

 

Artist's Statement

''Through my abstract paintings I explore the range of possibilities of a particular issue, inferring that the painting as a questioning. They offer a world that is simple, unblemished and easy to penetrate. I thought my work should consist of absolutely simple images, of paintings emerging directly from materials, tools, technics. I decide on a working mode and the painting simply appears as a result of it.''

    ARTWORKS AVAILABLE for SALE by ELENI PRATSI    

 

    PUBLICATIONS of ELENI PRATSI    

Cited in Publications

2015       “Les Voyageurs”, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, Exhibition Catalogue Year 2014 Graduated Students

               with Distinction , Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, October 2015, France.

2015       Diplômés 2014, Published by: Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, May 2015, France.

2015       Interviewed for the Review House & Life, March, N°2 Special edition, Cyprus.

2014       Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Exhibition Catalogue, Published by L’oeil du Mulot, October 2014, France.

2014       Preview Street Life, ‘Λουσμένη Πολιτεία’, by Andros Efstathiou, Review Must, October, N°184 Special edition, Cyprus.

2010       Vis-à-vis, (A.R.C), casting a certain eye over the collection of the Carré d’Art-Musée d’Art Contemporain, February-March 2010,

               Publication supported by D.R.A.C. Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

2010       Interviewed for the Review Cosmopolitan, August, N°116, Cyprus.

    PAST SHOWS of ELENI PRATSI    

 

Group Exhibitions

2016       “Is not gallery goes to Almyra”, Paphos, Cyprus.

2016       “Woman’s Essence”, Hernandez Art Gallery, Milan, Italy.

2015       “Les Voyageurs”, Curator Hou Hanru, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Palais des Beaux-arts, Paris, France.

2015       “Couleurs Power 2nd edition”, Galerie My Art Goes Boom, Avignon, France.

2015       “Lush art in austere times”, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2015       “Couleurs Power”, Galerie La Salamandre, Nîmes, France.

2014       “Pop Up Festival”, Is not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2014       “Salon des Réalités Nouvelles”, Parc Floral de Paris, L’espace événement, Paris, France.

2014       “Matchmaking”, ENSBA, Atelier Sylvie Fanchon, Paris, France.

2014       “Lush art in austere times”, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2013       “Lush art in austere times”, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2012       “Portes Ouvertes”, ENSBA, Atelier Bernard Piffaretti, Paris, France.

2012       “Lush art in austere times”, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2011        “Lush art in austere times”, Is Not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010       “Artists in Print”, Is not Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010    “Vis-à-vis”, Carré d’Art-Musée d’Art Contemporain, Atelier de Recherche et de Création (A.R.C.), curators Dror Endeweld and Pascal Fancony. France.

2010       “Parc des Expositions”, Parc du château de Caveirac, Caveirac, France.

Art Fairs

2016    “Buy Art Fair Manchester”, Gala Fine Art, Old Granata studios, UK.

2016    “Bristol Affordable Art Fair”, Gala Fine Art, Bristol, UK.

2016     AAF Bruxelles, Galeria Gaudi, Brussels, Belgium.