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A minute with

A minute with Andros Efstathiou Artist (painter) and director of the Cornaro Institute


Where do you live?
I live in Larnaca with my family

Best childhood memory?
Walking with my brother, I was 8 he was 6, about 6 to 7 miles to go to the nearest beach from our village. But then we had to face our dad and mum.

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favorite dish?
I do not have a frequented restaurant, bud I wouldn’t say no to an Indian restaurant. I like lamb saag.

What did you have for breakfast?
Toast and butter, but sometimes it’s just a coffee and run.

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Day person, leaving the studio having the feeling that I have discovered something

Best book ever read?
Hmm, I am not a good reader of stories or novels, but studying. I like the last Giacometti book from the Geneva museum.

Favourite film of all time?
Good Will Hunting. Helped me understand the nature of humanity and the important value of a living being.

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
Greek Islands, always relaxing and take you away from your every day routine. Dream trip – Tampa village on the Switzerland-Italy border. There is a museum I would like to visit there.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Instrumental music I like music with out words, including movie themes

What is always in your fridge?
Milk and butter

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
Near the sea, simple but with big spaces, definitely a boat next to it to make my days seem longer.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Well I am sure I can have a chance any time with my wife, but maybe a second choice would be Monica Bellucci because she is a living person, but If I had another pick, it would be Alberto Giacometti. Drinking wine and talking. I am sure I would learn a lot that night.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Spend them in the play ground with my two kids

What is your greatest fear?
Losing the passion to be creative

Tell me a joke…
Calvin (6 year old) wakes up not in a good mood. He says to his parents, people on earth we are so stupid, and the biggest evidence that aliens exist is because they never try to get in touch with us

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