"Skin or Gold" by Constantinos Ptochopoulos

Cyprus : "Skin or Gold" by Constantinos Ptochopoulos

Opus 39 Gallery proudly presents "Skin or Gold" by Constantinos Ptochopoulos.

Opening Monday 4 December 2017 at 7.30p.m.

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.

Constantinos Ptochopoulos was born in 1979 in Larnaka. He grew up in an artistic environment, being the son of painter Petros Ptochopoulos. He studied art at the Aristotelion University of Salonica. He now 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.

Working Hours
Monday 17.00 - 20.00
Tuesday - Friday 10.30-12.30 & 17.00 - 20.00
Saturday 10:30 - 12.30


Monday through Saturday
From: Monday, December 4th, 2017
Until: Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Time: See Description


21 Kimonos Street
Strovolos, Nicosia 2006, Cyprus
Phone: 22424983

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