Kika Taliadorou - Coles: Stones To Dust

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Kika Taliadorou - Coles solo art exhibition Stones To Dust will open at Phytorio, in the Nicosia Municipal Gardens on Friday 5th April at 7:30 p.m.
The artist in this new cycle of work uses stones as symbols.

She explains … we live, inhabit, change and manipulate this stone we call our world, and, in the end, we leave only to become dust and one with earth. Humans are connected to the earth which according to scientific research and religion both were created by dust. Earthly death is not an obliteration of man but a bringing of his body back to its original composition. This cycle of work is a result of this realisation and a state of mind that is, coming to terms that our existence (current form) is temporary.

The blue palette which is mainly used in this cycle of work evokes the feelings of calmness and spirituality. Blue is the colour of the soul and mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally. Using a variety of blue hues, the artist tries to create reassurances of heaven and of our celestial infinity. Strong blues stimulate clear thought and lighter soft blues calm the mind and aid concentration. The realisation that we are earth is consequently serene and mentally calming. Figures intertwining or alone in compositions of blue are contemplating a realisation. Water amphorae are spreading the new truth. We are nature.

Furthermore, the stones symbolise our life as we know it on earth; action and/or reaction, throwing and/or resisting, building and/or destroying. Dust is our destiny but while we are in the stoned form our energy is uneasy and at a state of unrest. The realisation and acceptance that our current form is temporary can bring us peace.

Kika Taliadorou - Coles, (artist’s name: Φοινiκα – Finika) was born in Nicosia and studied at the Pancyprian Gymnasium. When in High school she was taught by Vera Gavriilidou- Chatzida, Costas Joachim and Effie Savvides, who were inspirational art teachers to her. She studied in Britain at Kingston University, De Montfort and Leicester University where she lived most of her life. She worked as a teacher of Art and Design, both in secondary schools and at University level. She repatriated to Cyprus five years now and she is the Head of the Fine arts department at the American International School. Φοινίκα - Finika has taken part in a number of exhibitions, studies and committees. One of the projects she got involved in led to an exhibition in Nacoya, Japan. She won commissions for murals from the British Rail and Norwich Union in the UK. She has also been awarded an award for a well curated exhibition by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York. In her early years as an artist Peter Gabriel the renowned musician, recognised her talent and purchased some of her work.

The opening of the exhibition Stones To Dust will take place on Friday 5th April 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition will be open until the 19th April and on the following days and hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 am. – 1:00 pm. and 4:00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


Tuesday through Saturday
From: Friday, April 5th, 2019
Until: Friday, April 19th, 2019
Time: See Description


Nehrou 2
Nicosia Municipal gardens
Nicosia, Nicosia 1102, Cyprus
Phone: 22681088

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