6×6 Centre for Photography in Limassol will welcome a new artist to its venue this week, presenting their first solo photography exhibition. Zarema Khalilova’s exhibition Do You Love The Color of the Sky? will open on Friday, lasting until June 2, showcasing the artist’s work inspired by the Cyprus skies.
Zarema, a self-taught artist with a background in software engineering, is of Kabardian heritage. She was born in Nalchik and raised in the far north of Russia. Now based in Limassol, her work draws from her family’s turbulent history and the dramatic changes in her surroundings. Zarema emphasises beauty in light, colour and texture. Her work is an aesthetic exploration rather than a narrative, a visual journey through personal and collective memory. Do You Love The Color of the Sky? marks her debut as an exhibiting artist.
“Raised in the far north of Russia with the sun absent for six weeks of the year,” says the artist, “I experienced the sky as a canvas of white or black. My subsequent migration to Saint Petersburg reinforced this color palette. I recall the sky above the city as consistently grey. However, a sudden shift in my life led me to flee to Cyprus. Here, I met an amazingly different sky – one that was vibrant, bright, and filled with shades of blue.
“This exhibition,” she continues, “captures the transformation of the skies from the monochromatic world of my past to the vivid hues of my present. The photographs serve as a visual metaphor for personal growth, adaptation and the profound impact of one’s surroundings. Through my journey from the far north of Russia to the sun-soaked Mediterranean island of Cyprus, I have discovered the beauty and diversity of the skies above us. This collection of Giclée prints aims to capture the essence of this journey and invite viewers to reflect on the transformative power of the environments in which we live.”
With a week-long show, the artist invites the public to witness her journey and fine art prints.
Do You Love the Color of the Sky?
Photography exhibition by Zarema Khalilova. May 26-June 2. 6×6 Centre for Photography, Limassol. Opening night: 7pm-9pm. Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm. Saturday: 10am-3pm. Sunday: 3pm-7pm. Tel: 25-354810