Sunday, 13 November 2016 18:47

Exhibition revels in beauty of human form

Venue owner Andreas Vryonides at the sushi buffet Venue owner Andreas Vryonides at the sushi buffet

During October 28-31 the island’s art lovers were treated to all things nude.

Limassol’s Rodi event venue presented photographs, paintings, sculptures, street art, comics, books and poems, all dedicated to the naked body in an exhibition entitled 18+, featuring content by more than 18 artists.

Their number included well-known French photographer Dominique Agius, as well as several talented local photographers. There were paintings and cartoons by Russian, Greek and Cypriot artists.

The exhibit also had several sensual sculptures on display, portraying the naked body from different perspectives.

The much-anticipated event welcomed national and international visitors from across the island for a refreshingly varied look at the bare human form.

“I am obviously very pleased with the great success and want to thank everyone for their fantastic feedback and support,” says Rodi’s founder Andreas Vryonides.

“It’s nice to see people are open for a more daring kind of art. Nude art is very beautiful and the theme stimulated the participating artists to the outstanding work displayed.”

‘Live’ buffet

The exhibition was launched with a VIP party on November 27 at which the featured artists, selected art lovers, customers and supporters were present.

Apart from live music by guitarist Philip Arestis Georgiou, guests were also treated to a ‘live buffet’ – sushi served on the body of an attractive young lady, dressed in nothing but a smile.

“I’ve rarely seen food presented in a more attractive way,” said one guest about the unusual display.

Within the framework of the event, photography fans were also able to participate in a free workshop on nude photography run by Agius on November 29, organised at the premises of Studio 8.

“Nude photography really is a very special art form. There is much more skill behind it than most would expect,” noted one participant of the fully-booked event.

Owner’s vision

The event venue’s airy spaciousness is created by two joint, traditional buildings with high ceilings, carefully renovated for the purpose and including an outdoor space.

“I love art and I love people and have always wanted my own space for events. This one is about as perfect as they come,” explains owner Vryonides, himself a passionate art collector and well-known in Limassol’s social scene.

Opening in February 2016, Rodi has already hosted an array of art exhibitions, concerts, plays, seminars, talks and book presentations.  “I want to offer unusual things, stretch people’s minds, expand their horizons,” says Vryonides.

The space is preparing for a busy holiday season, starting with an opportunity to buy original art at affordable prices for those wishing to get their Christmas shopping done early.

At the next ‘Art 4 All’ event from November 4 – 9, over 40 artists will showcase their work, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and pottery, at the affordable price of €80 per item.

Later in November, there will also be various Christmas-themed events and art exhibits as, here too, “there are many different, creative angles to be explored”, promises Vryonides.

Details on all upcoming events can be found by visiting the RODI Event Venue Facebook page, calling: 25-252577, or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Mary Anglberger

I’ve been travelling the world for over 20 years teaching English and am now taking time to follow my passion for photography and writing. I want to share all the things, events and people that have inspired and inspire me and spread those positive vibes all around.

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