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Solo Exhibition by Constantinos Ptocopoulos

November 25, 2017

Constantinos Ptochopoulos ''Skin or Gold' Invitation

 

 On Monday 4th of December 2017, Constantinos Ptochopoulos presents his latest artworks from his art series 'Skin or Gold'. The exhibition will take place at Opus 39, at Nicosia, Cyprus. 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

With his latest work, Constantinos Ptochopoulos narrates the stories of fellow human beings. The faces are both familiar and distant and are portrayed in private settings; in rooms of memory and oblivion. Despite being covered with gold, they are impressively human. 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. 
 

 Oil Painting on panel, series 'Skin or Gold', Year 2017


Constantinos Ptochopoulos was born in 1979 in Larnaca. He studied art at the Aristotelion University of Salonica. He lives and works in Larnaka. Constantinos has exhibited his work in numerous solo & group exhibitions.
Earlier this year he was awarded First Round Award at the Art Olympia 2017 International Open Art Competition in Tokyo. This is his sixth solo exhibition.

 

Reception

Monday, 4th December, 2017 at 7:30 pm

 

Venue

Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

 

Working Hours

Mon 17.00-20.00 | Tues-Fri 10.30-12.30 & 17.00-20.00 | Sat 10:30 - 12.30

 

Available to Visit Until

Saturday, 16th of December, 2017

 

For more information on Constantinos Ptochopoulos available collections visit our gallery.

 

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