Under the title Intended /Unattended, Cypriot artist Stelios Ermogenides presents his latest body of work at IsNotGallery. Set to open next week in the capital, the exhibition will run from May 17 to June 3 featuring 20 artworks.

The works deal with the pluralism of existence and the parts that define it, including the intentional and unintentional. The artist invites and challenges the viewers to dive into a world of visual narratives, where boundaries are fluid, in order to explore human nature and answer a series of existential questions.

Commenting on the exhibition the organisers say: “The liquidity of existence is imprinted in the art of Stelios Ermogenides, with the presence of multiple eyes, mouths and body parts on paper with their presence exploiting the subject’s battle to integrate the contrasting sides in a structured self.

“Oneself in the world of the artist includes archetypes and myths resulting in the transformation of a human condition into a vehicle with a timeless course carrying forms, symbols and collective memories which, in the end, guide and therefore define the existence.

“The repeated dismembered patterns, the duality of factors and the multiformity of humanoids and animals reflect the disruption of society and the search for union and cohesiveness in a polarised world. It’s a timeless travel where the end extends beyond the borders of the art piece.”


Solo exhibition by Stelios Ermogenides. May 17-June 3. IsNotGallery, Nicosia. Opening night: 8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6.30pm. Saturday: 10.30am-2pm. Tel: 99-569498