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A fine art presentation by Nicholas Panayi

Painting exhibition by Nicholas Panayi - Forza 9 Gallery, Polis Chrysochous
1 August – 1 September 2009
Nicholas Panayi, successful and award winning painter from Nicosia, returns to Polis Chrysochous to exhibit his latest work. Panayi’s work retains a rich emotionalism expressed though vivid contrasts of line, surface and texture. Mainly figurative, the work tends to express the internal struggle of humans as a refining process towards spiritual liberation. The internal borders of divided Cyprus and the emotional turmoil of both the Greek and Turkish communities as well as other world events involving human suffering evoke sparks of creativity in the artist.
Within this theme, the work of Nicholas Panayi undergoes continuous transformation. Last year Panayi worked on the theme ”transparent walls” which part of he exhibited in Istanbul and part in Paris were he incorporated photography with painting dealing with social and political issues in controversial communities. And his current project is called “Immigrants”, dealing with the position of immigrants in Cyprus as well as in other parts of the world.
Nicholas Panayi lives and works in Nicosia. He studied Fine Art at The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. It was also in Prague were he first exhibited in 1988. This exhibition is the first of an impressive list of solo and group exhibition held in Cyprus and abroad (Paris, Beijing, Geneva, Istanbul). As an active member of the cultural scene in Cyprus, Nicholas Panayi holds lectures and participates in various cultural organizations and projects.
Politician Takis Hatsigeorgiou, now member of the European Parliament, will open the show on Saturday, 1th of August at 8PM.
Forza 9 Gallery is located in the centre of Polis Chrysochous, around the corner of the main square. Forza 9 Gallery is open Mo – Sa from 10AM – 3PM. During the exhibition the gallery is also open in the evening. Call for more information: 99127428 or visit
More about the artist and his work can be found on the internet: His Curriculum Vitea can be downloaded on:
DATE: 01 Aug 2009 until 01 Sep 2009
LOCATION: FORZA 9 Gallery, Polis Chrysochous
CONTACT: Christina tel. 99127428 email