Tag Archives: Gregoriou Theodoulos (Γρηγορίου Θεόδουλος)


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Artist: Theodoulos Gregoriou 

Location: 6 Deligiorgi St., Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus building, Nicosia. Nicosia district 

Category: Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The artwork was placed at the entrance of the building in 2007. It was commissioned by the Audit Office following the 1992 state law which requires all state entities to invest 1% of their annual budget in artworks which will be placed in their premises. 



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Artist: Theodoulos Gregoriou

Location: International Larnaka Airport front entrance. Larnaka district.

Material: Cement, inox, minerals, LEDs

Category: Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Theodoulos Gregoriou is the only artist among the nine who worked on the Larnaka airport project to have his works (Cells and Hourglass) outdoors. 

The Cells were installed in 2009 and in a way they are connected to the nearby Hourglass. While the latter comments time-stream, the Cells refer to the basic carrier of life, and thus time, the biological cell. Cells bear certain configurations but at the same time retain the ability to evolve in infinite directions assuming a wide range of material forms, depending on the correlated ‘environment’. Gregoriou’ cells gestate audio sounds, and those cut in half project on their flat surface images of time and life.   

Selected sources:
~ Toumazis, Yiannis. 2009. Sense of Place. Nicosia.


Olympic Hall Sculptures

Alliancen Citius, Altius, Fortiusn                Alliance                                                            Citius, Altius, Fortius

Blue Paralympicsn Boxern                             Blue Paralympics                                                Boxer  

Collective Dreamn Free as the windn                                           Collective Dream                                 Free as the Wind

Japanese Girl with ribbonn    Japanese Girl With Ribbon                                   

Olympic Spiritn Stainless Dreamsn                                                        Olympic Spirit                                 Stainless Dreams

Synchronized SwimmingnWithout an endn      Synchronized Swimming                                    Without an end

Αφανής Αρμονίη (Hidden Harmony) (2)n Αφανής Αρμονίη (Hidden Harmony) (3)n Afanis Armonie                                                            

Αφανής Αρμονίη (Hidden Harmony) (4)n Αφανής Αρμονίη (Hidden Harmony)n Afanis Armonie                                                  

 Γενική όψη του χώρου (5)n General view of Olympic Hall Sculptures

Olympic Hall Sculptures

Olympic premises, Amphipolis Avenue, Strovolos. Nicosia district

 Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the artworks was taken in 2006 by the Cyprus Olympic Committee. 

Today, twelve artworks made by eleven Cypriot or Cypriot based artists are placed on the ground floor of the Cyprus Olympic premises. All of them refer to the Olympic spirit. In addition to the Cyprus Olympic Committee, each artwork was sponsored by a private entity. 

In front of the Olympic premises is placed Philippos Yiapanis’ Olympic Spirit. The unveiling took place on June 10th 2010. This artwork is the only one commissioned entirely by the Cypriot Olympic Committee.

Title: Alliance

Artist: Theodoulos Gregoriou 

Sponsor: Associations of ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59 fighters 


Title: Synchronized Swimming

Artist: Klitsa Antoniou 

Sponsor: Nikolas K. Shacolas


Title: Free as the Wind

Artist: Maria Papacharalambous 

Sponsor: Aristo Developers


Title: Japanese Girl with Ribbon

Artist: Athina Antoniadou 

Sponsor: Louis Group


Title: Blue Paralympics 

Artist: Lia Lapithi Soukiouroglou 

Sponsor: Amberia Global Ventures Ltd


Title: Stainless Dreams

Artist: Helene Black

Material: Stainless steel 

Sponsor: Strovolos Cooperative Bank 


Title: Citius, Altius, Fortius

Artist: Helene Black

Material: Stainless steel, laminated glass, solar beads, UV fluorescent light

Dimensions: 195 cm x 115 cm x 35cm

Sponsor: Stelios and Chrysi Aggelodimou family

Citius, Altius, Fortius was the ancient Olympic games’ motto for all the athletes. It means Quicker, Higher and Stronger, and underlines the value of personal achievements and completion. 


Title: Afanis Armonie (Αφανής Αρμονίη)

Artist: Nikos Kouroussis 

Sponsor: Laiki Group

The title “Hidden Harmony” (Αφανής Αρμονίη) makes part of Heraclitus’ sayings. Kouroussis artwork attempts to highlight the importance of that ancient Greek value in everyday life.


Title: Boxer 

Artist: Giorgos Kypris 

Sponsor: Laiki Group 

Mohamed Ali was the inspiring model for Giorgos Kypris’ work who attempts to capture the athlete’s rhythm through the repetition of the form. 


Title: Collective Dream

Artist: Melita Couta 

Sponsor: Phanos N. Epiphaniou Ltd 

Melita Kouta’s work comments the power of the social body to encourage the athletes’ efforts. 


Title: Without an end 

Artist: Achilleas Kentonis 

Sponsor: Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus (EKO) Ltd

Kentonis comments the athletic arena as the meeting point of humans’ best intentions and efforts. 


The Resolution


Artist: Theodoulos Gregoriou 

Location: Border crossing on Ledras pedestrian, Nicosia. Nicosia district.

Material: Cement and aluminum 

Dimensions: 4.20 meters the diameter x 6 meters in height

Category: Turkish Invasion, Modern sculpture

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen & Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the artwork was taken in 1992 by the Nicosia Municipality. The Ministry of Education and Culture ran a competition in April and May 1995. Theodoulos Gregoriou won and his work was donated to the Nicosia Municipality by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture on the occasion of the European Cultural Month.

In October 1995 the artwork was placed in front of the National Guard border crossing post at the end of Ledras street. Gregoriou’ work is only meters before the Green Line that divides Nicosia since 1963. 

“The Resolution” is a protest to the violation of human rights. On the round cement basis of approximately a meter in height, part of the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is written in embossed Greek letters. A stack of steel lances diagonally arranged hit the center of the text, symbolically destroying it.

Theodoulos Gregoriou is a renowned contemporary artist with important presence in the international art scene. Because of the proximity to the crossing point his choice was based on the thought that the artwork should insinuate its meaning rather than aggressively state it. His aim was to capture the attention of those passing and engage them in a thought process. 

Selected sources: 
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), March 29, 1995, p. 2.
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), October 10, 1995, p. 2.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), August 20, 1995, p. 17. 
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), July 19, 1995, p. 4. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 11, 1995, p. 19. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.8, document December 30, 1992. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.18, document July 17, 2008.



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Artist: Theodoulos Gregoriou

 Location: International Larnaka Airport front entrance. Larnaka district.

 Material: Stainless steel, aluminum, LEDs

 Category: Modern sculpture

 Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou 

Theodoulos Gregoriou is the only artist among the nine who worked on the Larnaka airport project to have his works (Hourglass and Cells) outdoors. Hourglass was installed in 2009 and measures “time through civilization where the past meets the future”. The steel cones are reminiscent to the cypress trees, closely connected with afterlife in the Greek tradition. The three steel heads, two male and one female squeezed between the mass of the cones, are emblematic of respective periods of ancient Greek art.

Selected sources:
~ Toumazis, Yiannis. 2009. Sense of Place. Nicosia.