Cyprus’ scenic landscapes have often been the focus of art exhibitions and Yury Peshkov’s second solo showcase pays tribute not only to scenes of the island’s but also to the beauty of the fleeting moment. Cyprus in Black and White opens in mid-December at Limassol’s Exhibit8 gallery and will remain open until the early New Year.
In this new body of work, Yury captures the local surroundings with affection that celebrates even the most ordinary details. Still views of nature, monuments and the city present a fixed and yet in constant movement world.
The artworks of the exhibition are created with the dry brush technique which is considered a fine line between drawing and painting. Commonly, a bristle brush is used to apply pure oil paint pigment without an oil binder and a hard eraser can create highlights. A time-consuming technique that requires accurate execution from the artist but at the same time offers expressiveness, lightness, and volume. Dry brush perfectly reproduces the effect of black and white photography and even the effect of airbrushing in the drawing.
The opening event of the exhibition will be held on Friday, December 16, at 7.30pm by Natalia Kardash, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief Vestnik Kipra, Founder of Business Leaders’ Club and run until January 7.
Yury was born in Leningrad, Russia in 1963. He grew up in an artistic environment and graduated from art school in Zviezdny City in 1980. In his youth, his favourite pastime was to make sketches in the open air with pencil and charcoal, drawing on every piece of paper. Now, he has collected his brushes and canvas to document Cyprus’ scenery.
Cyprus in Black and White
Solo showcase by Yury Peshkov. December 16-January 7. Exhibit8 gallery, Limassol. Opening night: 7.30pm. Tuesday – Friday: 10am -11pm. Saturday: 12pm – 11pm. Tel: 25-212171