The solo exhibition by Stavros Panagiotakis entitled Silent Narratives remains on in Paphos until Friday July 21 for anyone interested in seeing how art can echo the alphabet and the stories it can tell.
The exhibition displays the Greek artist’s latest works on paper, inspired by the nature and history of writing and elements derived by the Greek, Arabic and Latin alphabets. This series was created with different liquid paint materials – different types of ink, dyes, oil, acrylic paints and pastel.
Alphabet and systematic writing has been spread across many nations, languages and cultures, allowing for various forms of information encoding across different eras. Through the human interaction as part of the information exchange process, the image of a letter or a number, grows into a communal experience.
According to the Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art gallery “when those experiential coherences are released from their initial reference and they no longer represent and recall their function from the collective memory, then writing is reborn, as an original, liberating process, no longer trying to imitate an existing system.”
Solo exhibition by Stavros Panagiotakis. Until July 21. Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art, 10 Solonos Street, Paphos. Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-1pm and Wednesday and Friday: 5pm-7pm. Tel: 99-311225