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 Νίκος Κυπραίος

Ο ζωγράφος Νίκος Κυπραίος δημοσιοποιεί άγνωστες λεπτομέρειες για την σειρά των έργων του "Αγιογραφίες"
Artist Nikos Kypraios is giving us some unknown details on his work series named "Hagiographies"

  • SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

    1969 Group Exhibition by the Agency of Intellectual Co-operation, Athens, Greece

    1971 Personal Exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

    1974 Personal Exhibition at La Trobe University, Melbourne

    1975 Personal Exhibition at Rain Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    1978/1979/1981 Personal Exhibition at the Victoria Artists Society, Melbourne, 

    Australia

    1979 Group Exhibition at Russell David Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    1982 Personal Exhibition at the Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    1982 Personal Exhibition at the  National University, Canberra, Australia

    1983/1985 Personal Exhibition at the Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    1984 Group Exhibition at the Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    1984 Group Exhibition at the National Gallery, Ballarat, Australia

    1985/1986 Personal Exihibition at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney, Australia

    1985 Personal Exhibition at the Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, Australia

    1986 Personal Exhibition at the Pneumatiko Kentro, Athens, Greece

    1987 Personal Exhibition at the Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    1988 Personal Exhibition at the Chapman Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    1989 Group Exhibition Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    1992 Personal Exhibition at the Antinor Gallery, Athens, Greece

    1993 Group Exhibition at the Maria Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens, Greece

    1993 Opening of the museum of Mark Chagall, Vitebsk, Belarus

    1994 Personal Exhibition at the Maria Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens, Greece

    1994 Took part at the first International Plein Air on Painting named after Mark 

    Chagall in Vitebsk, Belarus, awarded First Prize

    1995 Personal Exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Minsk, Belarus

    1997 Personal Exhibition at Editions Gallery and Australian Art Resources, Melbourne, Australia

    1999 Personal Exhibition at Art Club Design 2000, Thessaloniki, Greece

    2000 Personal Exhibition at Old Parliament House, Samos Greece

    2003 Personal Exhibition at Iris Gallery, Athens, Greece

    2003 Personal Exhibition at Kouros Gallery, New York, USA

    2004 Personal Exhibition at Gallery 1601, Australian Embassy, Washington D.C., USA

    2005 Personal Exhibition at Leepa Rattner Museum of Modern Art, Florida, USA

    2007/2008 Personal Exhibition at Iris Gallery, Athens, Greece

    2007 Personal Exhibition at Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

    2009 Personal Exhibtion at Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece

    2011 Personal Exhibition at Corinna Steiner Galllery, Vienna, Austri

    2012 Personal Exhibition at the Dom Museum, Vienna, Austria

    2013 Personal Exhibition at Sculpture Square, Singapore

    2014 Personal Exhibition at the Arts House, Singapore 


    EDITIONS

    Nikos: A Decade

    Published in 1981 by Hayle Mill Editions

    National Library of Australia – ISBN 0 9593467 0 8 with 120 pages and 106 illustrations

    NIKOS: Iridismoi & Protiposeis Neos Typos Editions Athens 1996

    Catalogue for Art Club Design 2000

    NIKOS: Samos 2000

    Catalogue for the Samos Exhibition November 2000

    Catalogue for the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Modern Art, Florida, USA 2005

    Catalogue for the Exhibiton at Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2007

    Catalogue for the Exhibition at Iris Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2008

    Catalogue for the Exhibition at Corinna Steiner Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2011

    Catalogue for the Exhibition at the Dom Museum, Vienna, Austria 2013

    Catalogue for the Exhibition at the Arts House, Singapore 2014

    DISTINCTIONS 

    •Hellenic distinction award by the Premier of Victoria, Mr. Cain, for Nikos Kypraios’ contribution to art in Australia 1982

    •First Prize at the first International Plein Air Painting named after Mark Chagall, Vitebsk, Belarus 1994




 Νίκος Κυπραίος

 

Nikos was born in 1944 in Vathy, on the Greek island of Samos. In 1960, he left the island for Athens, where he studied and worked for many years in the field of graphic arts. He was inspired at this time by the Aegean landscape and Byzantine art.

 In 1966 Nikos travelled to England and six years later migrated to Australia where he lived for many years until returning to Greece.

 In a strong and stimulating fusion of two cultures, Kypraios echoes the passionate figurative painting of the great Australian school -- reflecting the strength and vitality of the Australian landscape and life -- while retaining the potency of his own mythology and emotional background.

In the 1980s, Kypraios turned more and more to the themes of still life and particularly to the category of anthography in which the accentualised colors and the expressionistic values have a determining role. In the 1990’s -- and returning to his island homeland -- he turned towards the thematic area of landscape as well as to a new vocabulary and stylistic direction. These works bring him closer not only towards a closer contact with natural space but also with Greek light, resulting in the development of new forms.

Permanent features of his painting technique are his division of the painting surface into two or more unities, a preference for curved lines, his love of subtle colors, and the combination of concrete and abstracted forms. In essence, Kypraios’ art gives us natural space bathed in light and objects appearing as functions of this light, achieving a poetic interpretation in which the universal and diachronic content of his themes are captured and expressed.

The fact that his compositions are generally enlivened by deeply personal and experienced emotions makes their attribution to current trends and “isms” difficult. An attempt to define his work as a passage through the expressionistic emphasis on the human figure leading towards a poetic, lyrical treatment of nature may be rather schematic. His relationship with expressionism is unmistakable but idiosyncratic, and does not preclude the simultaneous occurrence of surrealist or other features within an artistic idiom full of feeling and life.

Kypraios’ work is in the collections of the Marc Chagall Museum, Belarus, the National Gallery of Athens, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Museum of Modern Art in Minsk, among other institutions. In 1995 he won the First Prize at the Museum of Marc Chagall. He has had numerous one person exhibitions in Europe, Australia, the United States and Asia.

 

For more information about Nikos visit his site.


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