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A minute with Kikos Lanitis Artist

Where do you live?
Nicosia and Athens with Annita

Best childhood memory?
First time going to a theatre with the school, to see Oliver Twist in London.

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favorite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
Frequented restaurant: Balcony. Favourite dish: black fillet angus steak with pepper sauce and saute potatoes. I dislike boiled cabbage

What did you have for breakfast?
Home made bread, cheese and herbal tea

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Day person. At my studio in Pera Pedi. a morning walk, breakfast next to the stream. Painting and in the afternoon relaxing with friends with mezedes and drinks.

Best book ever read?
The Odyssey – the message that the trip is important and not the destination

Favourite film of all time?
The Woman in Red, laughing every time

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
Athens because it is alive every moment, lots of good friends and I do not get lost. My dream trip is always from my house to the café. Exactly 564 steps until I smell and taste my capuccino.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles)

What is always in your fridge?

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
Rural retreat preferably in the mountains next to a running stream, trees and animals

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Van Gogh. To talk to him about his ‘life’ after his death

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Good food, drinks and marihuana, best friends and family out on a mountain, enjoying the end.

What is your greatest fear?
Being paralysed by from a stroke.

Tell me a joke…
A joke

Kikos’ latest exhibition Sane in an Insane World runs until December 22 at Alpha CK Art Gallery in Nicosia: the insanity in contemporary art movements, being justified as ‘everything is art’, confuses the masses as they cannot find logic or aesthetic values in them. On the contrary, insane actions by political leaders that destroy the political social stability are treated as normal, engaging the human logic in a chaos of acceptance, where human value is lost. Gallery address: Makarios Avenue & 3 Papanikoli St. For more information call 22 751325, [email protected] or visit

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