faces-kypris_0Yorgos Kypris was born in Cyprus in 1954, where he spent his childhood. In 1967 he moved to Athens. He studied at the Istituto Statale d’ arte ceramica in Faenza, Italy. He has presented his work in solo exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the USA, and has participated in group shows at museums and foundations in the USA, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Greece, Cyprus and Hungary.

Kypris began his work with pottery but quickly introduced the human figure. Gradually he he moved to glass, metal and bronze creating large, three-dimensional object occupying open space.

The elaboration of the fish form has occupied Yorgos Kypris for practically two decades. Inevitably and through a process that parallels the plastic quests themselves, memories were liberated and ideological and intellectual extensions were added until the pictorial result becomes more complexly rendered, open to a multiplicity of interpretations. The artist formulates a penetrating commentary on their fate by means of their relationship to the human being. Whether symbolically or literally, Kypris indirectly sets questions, introduces commentary, mocks and scoffs, overturns the rules and, essentially, employs the obvious image as a pretext for the revelation of its unseen side.

His works and installations can be found in public and private collections in Europe, America and Asia. He has published articles in art magazines, and designed jewellery and ceramics for Greek and Italian firms. He lives in Greece and divides his time between Santorini and his studio in Athens.

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