What a night that was with Nikos Kypraios’ private view of his Fishes at a full house down town Singapore’s Arts House Gallery at One Old Parliament Lane!
His “Ecstatic Breath of Freedom” exhibition of paintings with Fishes, depicting to all intents and purposes maritime art, ecology and more, was beyond any comparison, particularly his technotropy with vibrant but tranquil colours. Over twenty paintings, all oil on paper, attracted the interest of the arts faithful in Singapore’s multinational, multicultural business society and beyond. I never ever heard before in my life discussions of ecological art views, and that was taking place amongst the 200 plus congregation in this arts exhibition!
Nikos’ – a …twice Hellene islander (Cyprus and Samos), second solo exhibition in Singapore and Asia was more than a success as the artist clearly passed on The message: “The reason why I choose the fish as a symbol is because it has no voice, just as the people of today have a deafened voice”.
The event was introduced by Ms Lim Su Pei, manager The Arts House in Singapore who then passed the floor to George Kypraios, the artist’s son based in Singapore: a great and very touching introduction from son to father worth to remember. Then the Guest of Honour, Mrs Jeannie Tien, Chairperson, the International Young Artists Exchange, gave a warm welcome, inaugurating the event.
Locals and expatriates from all over the world attended the event with many Greeks, particularly members of the Hellenic Business Network Association (HBNA) present to support and congratulate their compatriot; rare moments of Greece’s powerful business diaspora!
A lovely reception sponsored by the Blue kouzina and Wine Caviar followed with drinks, dips and more discussion.
A great catalogue too, meticulously designed by Sim Pei Lin whose work was appreciated by Nikos, a graphics art and arts designer himself!
As mentioned on announcing this event, part of the proceeds from sale of artworks will go towards the International Young Artists Exchange Fund.
Viewers can listen herebelow to an impromptu live discussion with All About Shipping’s John Faraclas and the artist announcing yet another ecological exhibition on Fruits!
The Exhibition runs until the 6th of May with opening hours 11am to 7pm.