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A painting exhibition made to inspire

Artist Leda Theophylactou, who can be characterised as a collector of experience and inspiration, will showcase her first solo exhibition under the name Underwater on Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia.

Theophylactou, who graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2008, has spent a lot of her time travelling the world in search of experiences that will help her better express her passion for art. Her constant hunt for better ways to put into images what the mind learns and what the heart feels have left her with a style that is constantly changing.

“Style is something that holds you back and which limits creativity,” Theophylactou said.

She creates according to what she feels at the time of creation, but her bold colours and unique coming together of shapes put her work into a category of its own.

What makes her work stand out even more is the fact that she paints with oil paint on a fabric that she weaves herself.

On this fabric, the artist has created a series of works for her upcoming exhibition. Each work depicts a different mental state, a specific ideology and is a reflection of an emotional history. These histories tell stories. They bind together memories and emotions in an attempt to interpret the present moment.

Theophylactou’s journeys, exploration of the senses, of expressions and of deeper meanings all come together as one in Underwater to in turn, create experiences, reactions and to inspire.

Solo exhibition by Leda Theophylactou. Opens May 26 at 7pm until May 28. Hilton Hotel, Nicosia. Tel: 97-804880

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