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Remembering Erotokritos

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Gloria Gallery in Nicosia is paying tribute to artist George Erotokritos (1948-2013) with a retrospective exhibition opening next week. The exhibition will include works by the artist with well-known themes that inspired him, such as angels and mermaids framed by the intense blue colour that characterises his work.

Athens and London were the cities where the artist studied and developed his craft. In 1980 he returned to Cyprus and settled down in Limassol from where he began expanding his art. Over the course of his career, Erotokritos held numerous solo exhibitions as well was group showcases on the island and abroad.

A highlight of his career was when Fabergé chose Erotokritos in 1996 – as the first artist in their lab – to paint a series of the famous Fabergé imperial eggs. His eggs included the symbols that often appeared in his art and are a distinctive feature of his work – angles and mermaids.

A few months before he passed away in 2013, Erotokritos held his last exhibition at Gloria Gallery and so this upcoming one, opening on November 10, draws a full circle. Organised by the Gallery in collaboration with the artist’s wife and daughter, the exhibition will remain open until the 28th.


George Erotokritos

Exhibition remembering the artwork of well-known artist George Erotokritos. November 10-28. Gloria Gallery, Nicosia. Monday: 5.30pm-8pm. Tuesday- Friday: 10.30am -12.45pm and 5.30pm – 8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-762605

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