"The subtle strength of feminity" womans exhibition. Modern look of woman with tattoos in old styled painting look and in the same style drawled heart on at first plan. Invitation poster.

from February 28 to March 10

Exhibition from 9 p.m. onwards

“The subtle strength of feminity” womans day exhibition.

Halina Lazarchuk, Irina Sigitova, Evdokia Georgiou, Yola, Hauteart + Popqueen.

We will give you a pleasure of filling moment with:

Innocence Adorned

These pieces by Gala Lazarchuk present a striking visual metaphor, engaging the viewer in a contemplation of the dichotomy between the intrinsic and the  adorned. The human heart, often seen as the seat of the soul and the epicenter of human emotion, is vividly colored with a blend of pink, suggesting warmth and vitality, and blue and white tones, evoking a sense of ethereal fluidity.

This princess, depicted with the innocent and unrefined strokes of a child's hand, may represent the cherished fairy-tale beliefs and the quintessential quests for personal identity and love that are instilled in us from a young age. The simplicity of the image contrasts with the anatomical complexity of the heart, perhaps suggesting the enduring nature of these youthful ideals within the multifaceted chambers of our adult emotions.
The blue bird, often associated with happiness and the fulfillment of wishes in various cultures, is here a childlike rendering, symbolizing perhaps the purest of hopes and dreams we carry in our hearts. The simplicity of the drawing contrasts with the complex texture and rich coloration of the heart, perhaps alluding to the innate and straightforward desires that exist beneath the layers of our experiences and the protective facades we build around ourselves.
The presence of the unicorn, a symbol of uniqueness and the untamed spirit, suggests a sanctuary for our most personal dreams and the magic of our aspirations. It's as if the unicorn is guarding the very essence of our individuality and the mystical aspects of our inner world.
This house, depicted with a childlike innocence, appears almost as a cherished memory or dream, etched upon the very organ that sustains life. It’s a visual narrative about the heart's capacity to harbor our fundamental needs and desires for safety, belonging, and love.The heart, organically irregular and pulsating with color, contrasts with the straightforward, almost naïve portrayal of the house. This juxtaposition might suggest the complexity of adult emotions housed within the simplicity of our core desires. The home here does not just represent a physical structure, but a metaphor for inner sanctuary and personal identity—the emotional hearth that we carry with us through life.

Curator

Masha Karmanova

Location

Cyprus, Limassol, 3027, Agias Zonis, 7

from February 28 to March, 10

Exhibition from 9 p.m. onwards

Halina Lazarchuk, Irina Sigitova, Evdokia Georgiou, Yola, Hauteart + Popqueen.

Curators

Masha Karmanova

Location

Cyprus, Limassol, 3027, Agias Zonis, 7

We will give you a pleasure of filling moment with:

Innocence Adorned

These pieces by Gala Lazarchuk present a striking visual metaphor, engaging the viewer in a contemplation of the dichotomy between the intrinsic and the  adorned. The human heart, often seen as the seat of the soul and the epicenter of human emotion, is vividly colored with a blend of pink, suggesting warmth and vitality, and blue and white tones, evoking a sense of ethereal fluidity.

This princess, depicted with the innocent and unrefined strokes of a child's hand, may represent the cherished fairy-tale beliefs and the quintessential quests for personal identity and love that are instilled in us from a young age. The simplicity of the image contrasts with the anatomical complexity of the heart, perhaps suggesting the enduring nature of these youthful ideals within the multifaceted chambers of our adult emotions.
The blue bird, often associated with happiness and the fulfillment of wishes in various cultures, is here a childlike rendering, symbolizing perhaps the purest of hopes and dreams we carry in our hearts. The simplicity of the drawing contrasts with the complex texture and rich coloration of the heart, perhaps alluding to the innate and straightforward desires that exist beneath the layers of our experiences and the protective facades we build around ourselves.
The presence of the unicorn, a symbol of uniqueness and the untamed spirit, suggests a sanctuary for our most personal dreams and the magic of our aspirations. It's as if the unicorn is guarding the very essence of our individuality and the mystical aspects of our inner world.
The artwork titled #000 serves as an allegory of the individual's anonymity within the governmental ledger. The title reflects a stark numeric label, a placeholder for the nameless masses seen not as humans but as commodities by the powers that be.The subject's nudity juxtaposed with the absence of facial features articulates the erasure of personal identity, echoing the harsh reality where individuals are merely 'pieces of meat' to those orchestrating the grand geopolitical theatre. The  actical helmet veils the head, symbolizing the suppression of personal thought and identity under the guise of uniformity and anonymity enforced by authority.Upon closer inspection, the frame, seemingly a protective battalion of plastic soldiers, reveals a chaotic skirmish amongst themselves. This ironic detail subverts the initial perception of unity and order. Instead, it illustrates the internal conflicts and power struggles within the system that claims to safeguard its constituents.

Popqueen x Hauteart

The artworks “#000” and “#00½” belong to a series that poignantly critiques the depersonalization of individuals by authoritative systems.”#000″ represents the faceless individual, a number among many, whose identity is overshadowed by the impersonal gaze of governance. Adorned with a helmet and encased in a frame of plastic soldiers, the subject embodies the dehumanized state that society’s machinations impose. The soldiers, rather than providing protection, are revealed upon closer inspection to be embroiled in conflict, a metaphor for the chaotic and conflicting nature of bureaucratic power.

#00½ emerges as a visual manifesto of rebellion against oppressive governance, a poignant contrast to the anonymity of #000. The absence of a helmet on this figure marks her as a renegade, one who refuses the forced obscurity and seeks to reclaim her identity against the systemic erasure of her persona.This artwork does not shy away from the stark reality of the struggle for self-expression. The subject is depicted with a boldness absent in her predecessor, her gaze presumably fixated beyond the canvas, challenging the invisible forces that seek to suppress her voice. Yet, she stands enveloped by a myriad of plastic soldiers, encapsulating her in a microcosm of societal control, illustrating the overwhelming pressure to conform.The soldiers, once perceived as guardians, now take on a dual role: they are both the suppressors and the suppressed, programmed to follow orders without question, embodying the conflict between duty and morality. Their chaotic skirmish around her is a metaphor for the tumultuous and often self-destructive nature of political power structures that suffocate individual dissent.

Irina Sigitova, in her artistic journey, exemplifies this search for innovation and self-exploration.

Socrat and Sapfo are profound visual explorations of the concept of “kawaii” that delve into the complexities of innocence juxtaposed with darkness. Both pieces present characters with oversized, childlike features that typically evoke innocence and charm, but are set against backgrounds suggesting deeper, more unsettling narratives.”Socrat” is a visual commentary on post-war Japanese culture, embodying the tension between a forced smile and internal turmoil. The character is set amid a vibrant yet disturbing flora, with colors dripping from its eyes, potentially representing tears of historical trauma.”Sapfo,” on the other hand, is depicted with mouse-like ears and a helmet adorned with cheerful motifs, symbolizing a shield against the overwhelming chaos of modern life.

Her expression is vacant yet deep, reflecting the overstimulation and fragility of the modern psyche. Both artworks utilize a mix of mediums to create a textured, chaotic backdrop that contrasts with the seemingly simple and cute characters. This contrast speaks to the artists’ thematic interest in the duality of external appearances versus internal experiences, particularly in the context of societal pressures and historical traumas. Sigitova’s characters are thus not merely representations of “kawaii” but are instead complex embodiments of the struggle to reconcile beauty and innocence with the darker aspects of reality.

 Substitution

The series “Substitution” by Yola is a contemplative journey that intertwines the mystical aspects of nature with the ethereal beauty of the cosmos. Each piece serves as a chapter in a larger narrative of life, growth, and universal connectivity. Throughout the series, Yola maintains a consistent theme of life’s interconnectedness. From the sea’s depths to the boundless universe, from the transformative moth to the nascent seed, there is a thread of unity. Each painting, rich in symbolism and alive with color, invites introspection about our place in the tapestry of existence, encouraging a deeper appreciation for the natural and
cosmic worlds that cradle and intrigue us.

Pictures in exhibition.

(full list in our gallery exposition)