Dream and Hope (Όνειρο και Ελπίδα), 2021 acrylic on canvas
signed and dated ’21 lower right
titled and dated on the reverse
60 x 60 cm
collection of the artist
sold for € 424.97
NOTES Mattheos Christou was born in Limassol, Cyprus.
He studied the art of painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under the guidance of some of the most important Greek painters of the 20th century, such as Mytaras, Mavroidis, and Dekoulakos
Artist’s statement The curving shapes in my art are free and spontaneous; there are no aggressive hard angles or sharp lines and for me their absence represents peace. The forms in my paintings could be categorized as of the serenely simplified sculptures of Brancusi and the eyes always depicted with a soulful Byzantine gaze, are often closed in contemplation or meditation. A more sculptural approach with a selected colour palette of blue, red, ochre and brown acrylics sometimes greens to convey optimism all enclosed in painted black borders.