FREEDOM IN ART, COSTAS COULENTIANOS

ODE TO FREEDOM, NUMBER 1/3

 

NUMBER ONE OF OUR EXHIBITION 5TH MARCH-6TH

APRIL 2018, "CYPRUS - FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY"

 

 

ARTISTS ARE FREE SPIRITS WHO SEE THINGS, CONCEIVE THINGS AND IDEAS IN A DIFFERENT WAY, IN A SPECIAL WAY IF YOU LIKE, BUT, AT THE SAME TIME THEY MANAGE TO TRANSPORT THEIR IDEAS AND THOUGHTS THROUGH THEIR WORK TO US, THE VIEWERS, THE SPECTATORS THE THEATRE AUDIENCE.

COSTAS COULENTINAOS IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GIANTS OF MODERN/CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE NOT ONLY IN GREECE BUT IN EUROPE TOO. COULENTIANOS HAS BEEN HONOURED WITH A PLETHORA OF EXHIBITIONS WORLD WIDE AND HIS SCULPTURES SMALL AND HUGE DECORATE IMPORTANT CITIES ON THE PLANET.

THE LATEST TRIBUTE TO HIS ART WAS IN ATHENS AT THE BENAKI MUSEUM WHERE GREEK CULTURE AND ARTS HONOURED THE ARTIST WITH A SOLO EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK TITLED, "THE LAST ACROBAT OF MODERNISM".

THE EXHIBITION SHOWED EXAMPLES 2/3 AND 3/3 OF THE PRESENT WORK AND ILLUSTRATED BOTH PIECES ON PAGE 197 AND ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE CATALOGUE.

ABSTRACT ART IS FREE SPIRIT AND AN ART THAT CAN BE INTERPRETED VARIOUSLY AND DEPENDING ON THE VIEWER. THE WORK OF COULENTIANOS IS A MIXTURE OF IDEAS WHICH WE SEE PRIMARILY AS A SHOUT TO FREEDOM, A SERIOUS CONCERTED EFFORT TO CAPTURE THE OUTER SPACE AND LIBERATE THE MIND TO THE SYMBAN, TO THE UNIVERSE, THAT SURROUNDS US AND PERHAPS DEFINE US IN A WAY WE ARE NOT CAPABLE TO COMPREHEND. 

 

PETER CONSTANT