A new exhibition opens in Larnaca this week by a young artist who is about to deepen his exploration of the fine arts world. Andreas Kelpis is a 19-year-old soldier with a passion for art and as soon as his army service ends, he is set to travel to Nantes, France to study Fine Arts. Until then however, Andreas is keeping active and over the past two years, he has been working on a series of paintings that highlight the animal kingdom.
His love and interest for animals and their importance to the planet led him to create a series of mixed media pieces. Now ready to host his new art exhibition at Apothiki79 in Larnaca, Animalia opens on Friday and will welcome visitors until Sunday.
His work depicts movements and scenes from the animal kingdom, a slight tension of the muscles before a possible jump, or a gaze of thoughtful awareness in preparation for avoiding a predator. The images Andreas paints are elegantly conveyed through a beautiful and at the same time chaotic spectacle of the animal world.
His message? To remind viewers of man’s symbiotic relationship with wildlife and to highlight the importance of all creatures and their roles in the ecosystem be it as pollinators, predators, insects or even domesticated animals. All that through a series of paintings that can be viewed for a few days this weekend.
Solo art exhibition by Andreas Kelpis. September 3-5. Apothiki79, Larnaca. Opening night: 6.30pm-11.30pm. Saturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Sunday: 10am-12pm and 4pm-7pm. Tel: 97-689577, 99- 83974