Cyprus Mail

The spiritual form

Painter Penelope Constantinou will showcase her 25th solo exhibition, Spirituality, on Wednesday at her recently opened art space in Nicosia.

With the use of various symbols, Constantinou expresses her ideas and addresses the spirituality of life, which is – according to the artist – the means and power with which man can solve anything in life.

Man is a symbol that is used time and time again in these works. The human form is not only illustrated as a body but also as a spirit. The artist’s unique technique and style brings forward angelic forms, ancient and divine figures and simple figures of the body. Although seemingly different, all these figures come together in spirituality.

Speaking about this upcoming exhibition, Constantinou said, “always and especially in this period of crisis, our greatest weapon is our spirituality. We should not give up in bad times, instead we should practice constructive creation and action towards conceiving the new ideas and the new horizons that will get us out of any unwanted situation we are in, towards a better survival as mankind.”

Constantinou studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in Italy. She went on to take further art courses in America, where she also exhibited her work and lived for many years.

After a long stay in America, Constantinou returned to Cyprus where she continues to exhibit her work, paint portraits and teach art at her art studio. She also works in theatre, does illustrations and is a photographer. The artist is also a member of the Cyprus Artist Chamber and the Cyprus Association of Visual Artists.

Solo exhibition by Penelope Constantinou. Opens June 22 at 7.30pm until June 30. Penelope Art Gallery, Armenias 23C, Nicosia. Wednesday-Friday: 11am-1pm and 3pm-8pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm. Tel: 99-223929

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