Skin or Gold, is the latest anticipated work of the upcoming artist Constantinos Ptochopoulos. The first public view of Constantinos exciting new body of work, will take place on Friday, 6th of November, 2015 at Gallery Kypriaki Gonia in Larnaca, Cyprus.
This will be Constantinos's 5th Solo exhibition.
With his new series titled Skin or Gold, Constantinos Ptochopoulos, narrates the stories of fellowhuman beings. As he explains, 'The faces are both familiar and distant, despite being covered with gold, they are impressively human. They are portrayed in private settings; in rooms full of memory and oblivion'.
Gold does not conceal but, to the contrary, reveals the depth of a highly variable and rich psychological landscape.
In every piece of work, we see a fellow human being who feels joy, sorrow or anxiety and looks for hope in an undefined source. With Midas’ touch - the mythical king who turned anything to gold by just touching it - Ptochopoulos is posing a crucial question:
What is more important in life, gold and whatever else it stands for or the individual as a person?
With the power of his art he gives an unambiguous answer. Gold is a negligible outer layer and a fruitless devotion to matter and vanity. True wealth is to be found in every human being, in his vibrating soul and his skin, which expresses joy and sorrow and bares the promise of a better tomorrow.
Untitled, Oil on Wood, 40 x 40 cm
The exhibition opening ceremony will be on 6th of November, at 19:30. It will stay open for public view until 20th of November, 2015. Visiting hours Monday to Saturday, between 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:30 - 19:00.
Check more of Constantinos previous work at The Art Cocoon here.