Christos Riganas Helene Black
Helene Black Manolis Tzobanakis
Giorgos Houliaras Vassilis Vassili
2nd Sculpture Symposium
Photography: Vicky Karaiskou
Six artists, four from Greece and two from Cyprus, participated in the second symposium.
Helene Black (Cyprus), “Framed views”
The three frames, made of iron and neon, are arranged in a way to interlock and penetrate space providing framed (and thus restricted) views of the sea or the city, depending on the viewer’s point of view.
Maria Kyprianou (Cyprus), “Birth”
Kyprianou uses the archetypal symbol of life, the egg, as an allegory to gestation and time.
Manolis Tzobanakis (Greece), “Sacrifice”
Using reinforced concrete and stainless steel, two materials characteristic of Tzobanakis’ work, he creates a snapshot of despair and agony, physical or emotional, which consumes the trapped human figure.
Giorgos Houliaras (Greece), “Synthesis”
In a block of marble Houliaras unfolds the potential shapes of life which can emerge from an amorphous raw material, commenting on the multiple possible options coexisting at the ‘beginning’.
Christos Riganas (Greece), “Alcyone”
Riganas uses the myth of Alcyone to comment on human hubris, punishment and compassion.
Vassilis Vassili (Greece), “Way out”
Vassislis Vassili’s core raw stone creates a spontaneous discomfort to the viewer who cannot overlook the stiffness and the bland statement of its monolithic existence.