Most artists, painters in particular, claim that their work takes the viewer into a totally different world. This is what Pepi Martin will do as of Monday, and she has named this world Wonderland.
Pepi, who will show his latest creations at Opus Gallery in Nicosia, was born into an Armenian family in Tabriz, Iran. She has lived in Iran, the UK, Monaco, the UAE, Qatar and Cyprus. Her residence in various countries has helped her become tolerant towards other cultures and appreciative of the environment and life in general.
From a young age, the artist was passionate about drawing and painting, and she loved art classes at high school. She later continued her studies at Vahramian’s Art Studio in her hometown Tabriz and at the Cultural Foundation Art Workshop in Abu Dhabi. She set up her own studio in Qatar from 2001 to 2016. This time of working alone gave her the space to work diligently and produce many paintings.
After creating a body of work, she used her paintings to inspire poetry. Her new artistic outlet also concentrates on her general observations on life and people.
With both a love of painting and poetry, she arrived in Cyprus where she began to take her artwork more seriously – something that will be reflected in Wonderland.
Painting exhibition by Pepi Martin. Opens March 5 at 7.30pm until March 17. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983