Art Studio News – March 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

With March, Spring made its entrance with some rain and a hope for more sunshine. When thinking of March, what often comes to mind is not only the beginning of Spring, but also events that come along with it such as Women’s Day together with human and civil rights, the promotion of peace and such other ideals and values that are interconnected. Ideas and ideals that are or often expressed through the arts to motivate and to develop critical thinking, solidarity and the human value overall.

So let Spring embrace you and of course inspire you at a higher level, beyond yourself.

As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

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Meeting a  local  artist…NATASA ANASTASIOU

A ‘renaissance’ artist and hands on creativity, Natasa is a visual artist and interior decorator.  She creates – from abstract paintings and wall decor, to clay creations. She is also into jewelry design, clothing design and photography.

For the last 7 years, she creates acrylic pouring paintings and wooden side tables tops, with the same technique. She also creates abstracts with acrylic paints, spray paint and other mediums. The result is always unique and not possible to duplicate.

In addition, Natasa also took part in many exhibitions all over the island while her art works decorate private collections in Cyprus, Greece and Germany.

Natasa is working with an interior designer for more than a decade. They collaborate on various projects from interior/exterior design and landscaping, to designing furniture, lighting fixtures and home decor.

Like many artists, her art, is not only about expressing, but also about healing. As Natasa explains: ‘It doesn’t matter if you use a brush, a pencil or your hands – Art is good for the soul... Just make it!’

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Creativity is contagious – pass it on!

Albert Einstein

THE FOREST – ART AWAKING EXHIBITION AND EVENTS

The Arboreal Collective, in collaboration with the Lab for Animation Research, are presenting their first project entitled “Forest” at the NeMe Arts Centre.

Exploring the anatomy of selfhood through nature and technology may at first glance seem contradictory due to a long-standing narrative within contemporary culture that often focalises on a regressive relationship between science, the natural world, and people. Taking this as a point of departure, The Forest proposes a collaborative space that reimagines this relationship via an altered, modern, more hospitable lens that invites intimate expansion through healing.

Redressing imbalances on a cellular level is in some respects akin to the slow art movement philosophy, which calls for audiences to develop a more mindful relationship with art. In this vein, the project invited contributions by Cypriot and international artists that suggest gradual changes in these perspectives via an exhibition, educational talks, and interactive workshops. As a comparative study of people and trees, this exhibition continues to explore humanity and its complexities within the context of nature. Utilising new technologies such as artificial intelligence alongside a long-standing love of trees to create these conceptual transplantations, the project holds space for vital experiments to be made between the oldest and newest living beings.             

By Dr Frosoulla Kofterou

Seminar

Climate Change and Forests
Saturday, 12 March 2022; 11am-1pm.

Unfortunately this information came in rather late but you can visit the NeMe Arts Centre here – If you are interested in following up this information, the website is extensive.

Pick & choose & MORE

On going

  • The forest / NeMe Art Centre / Limassol / until 11 /3 /22 / 5:30pm-8:30pm – see link above
  • RAinment of the soul / Leventis museum, Nicosia / on going until 3/4/22 / HOSTING ON-GOING EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION  / FOR MORE INFO Tel : 22-661 475
  • Stories of intimacy / the Municipal Art Center—Apothikes Papadaki  11/2/22 –19/3/22 / Tel. 25 367 700

Did you know that?

Georgia O’Keeffe HOLDS the record for the highest price paid for a painting by a woman at Sotheby’s, with her painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 for US$44.4 million (equivalent to US$48.5 million in 2020).

Ed: This may not be The painting but similar.

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As always, stay safe and keep on creating!

Staying in touch with art

Art Studio News – May 2021 – by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

May is here with its warm sunny days preparing us for the summer together with a feeling of optimism. Personally, walking to the beach after the recent lockdown was a liberating feeling with a sense of freedom; a freedom which tingles all the body and leaves a wonderful sensation of being alive. I could fill my nostrils and lungs with a fresh and salty sea breeze without worrying about restrictions.  A stress-free feeling from messages and constrains on time movements.

I wish to all of you to be able to experience this sensation of freedom where it drives you to create wonderful things and feeling contented.

At this point, I would like to share with you a recent art work which is dedicated to this concept: ‘Freedom.’

Enjoy your reading and keep your free spirit alive!

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Meeting a  local  artist…KATJA TONJA!

This month is dedicated to a special artist who finds inspiration in our island with its light and colors: Meet Katja Tonja!

Many years ago, at an exhibition, an artist whose painting she was admiring told her: color is everything…

It’s almost entirely her mantra. Moving to Cyprus made it possible to explore that assertion. The island, she says, “is astonishing! Seasons are bright; light and colour intense. The abundance of sunshine reveals the prettiest yellows, purples, blues and greens of spring and then the colors turn to gold in summer. This truly is an artist’s heaven!”

There is almost no subject or art form that she wouldn’t pursue. She uses acrylics and multimedia.  New methods, subjects and techniques interest her. From time to time she throws her energy into portraiture only to find abstracts, landscapes and still life winding their way in. Art is an evolving and liberating activity. This island, with its rich history, mythology and colorful folklore, is a constant inspiration for Katja.

Katja participated in Cyprus Open Studios and numerous exhibitions in Cyprus, UK, Belgium and Dubai. She is presently a member of Makers Space Studios in Tala, Paphos. There, she shares space and ideas with a group of very enthusiastic and talented  painters, ceramicists, fabric designers and glass artists.

Website: http://www.KatjaTonjaArt,com

Facebook: Katja Tonja, Katja Tonja Art

Instagram: #Katja Tonja, #Katja Tonja Art

E-mail: katja.tonja@gmail.com

Tel: +357 26 622 019

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PEGASUS ART FOUNDATION

Founded in 2007, Pegasus Art Foundation is a non-profit institution aiming to show the work of artists to a greater audience, getting in touch with galleries abroad and to showcasing in various Art events and Art fairs locally and abroad.

The Foundation seeks to cover all areas in Arts, such as Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Cinematography and Choreography / Movement and to offer new dimensions and different opportunities to artists of all fields.

Further, among the principles of the foundation is to provide a modern platform of collaboration among artists and to support contemporary art.

Since its establishment, Pegasus Art Foundation has successfully organized numerous innovating proposals, installations, seminars, exhibitions, international artists’ presentations while it has also supported other cultural institutions on the island.

In 2020, Pegasus Art Foundation began its collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Institution ‘Vienna QuartiereArtistico’, in order to promote the collaboration between Austrian and Cypriot artists from all Art areas including Music, Theatre, Cinematography and other.

Situated on Heroes Square, Limassol, Cyprus.

Did you know that Kim Dong Yoo created this portrait of Albert Einstein with tiny Marilyn Monroe portraits?

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!” ~ Albert Einstein

ART MOVIES
If are looking to chill out on the sofa with a nice glass of wine or a cup of tea, watching a good art related movie, here are some suggestions for you:

  • ‘Loving Vincent (2017) directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman
  • ‘‘Woman in gold’ (2015) directed by Simon Curtis
  • Modigliani’ (2007) directed by Mick Davis
  • ‘El Greco’ (2007) directed by Dimitris SIatopoulos
  • ‘Frida’, (2002) directed by Julie Taymor

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