Yiannis Pelekanos - The World of Cyprus

Cyprus : Yiannis Pelekanos - The World of Cyprus

Yiannis Pelekanos presents his 40th solo exhibition. Entitled “The World of Cyprus” at the gallery Kypriaki Gonia. The opening is on Friday 22nd September at 7.30 p.m.

Yannis Pelekanos tries to transfer us to the past. His goal is to make live forever what is gradually vanishing. His art is characterized by genuine chromatic colors, his instincts and the sense of movement. He is spontaneous and sincere like every "naive".

He exhibits his work, which was painted in small and big surfaces. His topics are inspired from the tradition, the customs, the culture and the occupations of the farmers

His source of inspiration is the rich palette of the Cypriot tradition and folklore. It is often supported by his personal experiences and his memory revived by reading books about folklore and history. He comments about his work: Some use words to create literature, some others write verses and create poetry, or notes and create music, I paint and write with this instrument the history of my place, the traditions, the customs and its beauties. The pursuits of women at home, like kneading, baking and making pasta. The occupations of the villagers in the fields like, threshing, harvesting and cotton planting. Scenes from the Cypriot traditions about religion like the swings in Easter, Epiphany Carols, returning home after the Resurrection Service. The creation of a family, like the matchmaking, the marriage and its feasts ".

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 & 16:30 - 19:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00

When

Tuesday through Saturday
From: Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Until: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Time: See Description

Where

45 Stadiou Street
Larnaca, Larnaca 6020, Cyprus
Email:
Phone: 24621109

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