The exhibition, entitled “reverie”, showcases a series of paintings made by Nikolas over the last two years. Even though the artworks do not explore a specific theme, they make part of a larger cluster based on how the artist chooses to paint during the creative process.
Vibrant colors, daring brushstrokes, and dynamic gestures combine with randomness and the artist’s judgment in a balancing act that yields new images, spaces, and landscapes. The aim is to express emotion and ignite connotations and thinking. In several works, the artist adds the human figure as a familiar trait permeating his entire oeuvre.
The figure becomes one with expressionist elements, either emerging through them or hiding among them. Therefore, the title “reverie”, denoting a pleasant immersion into a dreamy state, is adumbrated through the rapport between the figure and the vividly painted area.
Nikolas Antoniou was born in Larnaka, Cyprus, in 1988. In 2012 he graduated from theDepartment of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece, having Harris Kondosphyris and Manolis Polymeri as professors.
Since 2013, Nikolas has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions, both locally and internationally, in cities such as Budapest, Bucharest, Athens, Utrecht, Sydney, and Munich.
He has also participated in various Art Fairs such as Volta Art Fair in Basel, the Affordable Art Fair in Milan, and Art Athina in Athens.
His paintings can be found in various public and private collections.