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The tales art tells

By Maria Gregoriou

A group exhibition by George Heracleous, painter, and Edina Vida, sculptor, will open today at the Columbia Plaza Exhibition area in the Columbia Plaza in Limassol, where it will continue to offer visitors a peek at the artists’ creations until January 5.

The new work by Heracleous concentrates on colour, using pigments and shades to combine reality and fantasy. His imagined illustrations, which express bold lines and very clear colours, allow us to visit his subconscious and explore a unique lyrical array of adventures.

Carefully composed forms balance within his canvases and, through dozens of layers of colour, the light shines through. Each painting exudes a vast amount of energy and texture to bring to the surface the artist’s fears and hopes.

It is very clear which artworks illustrates fear and which hope as they are shaped within countless stories, lending themselves to the eye of the beholder and the ear of those who lean forward and listen to the whisper of their tale.

His truth gets reflected on the canvas with a spatula, in a fraught and joyous process of creation that’s sometimes a struggle, sometimes a dance.

Vida, on the other hand, dedicates herself to the medium of clay, creating female figures who are watching the world with their eyes closed. They may be indifferent, or perhaps they’re avoiding having to face the ugliness of it all.

The women Vida creates expose their bodies and souls to the spectators and are free of any constraints of material culture.

Art Exhibition
Group exhibition by George Heracleous and Edina Vida. Opens December 13, 7pm until January 5. Columbia Plaza Exhibition Area, Columbia Plaza, 223 Ayiou Andreou Street, Limassol. 10am-9pm. Tel: 25-278000