40-Year Anniversary Exhibition Begins November 13th At the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC) Cyprus Celebrates One of Its Most Important Contemporary Artists
KPMG proudly announced today an exhibition of 32 new paintings by Vartan Tashdjian, one of the most important contemporary artists in Cyprus, at the Cyprus Theatre Organization (THOC) in Nicosia. The exhibition, to celebrate the painter’s 40-year career, will be open to the public from the 13th of November through the 24th.
Of Armenian origin, Vartan was raised in Cyprus, and his paintings are a celebration of the island’s natural beauty. Vartan has dedicated his life and his work to Cyprus, his adopted home, and its diverse land and seascapes are his greatest inspiration, particularly the island’s mountain ranges and golden hillsides, its unrivalled light and impossibly rich colours. Vartan’s experience of the island, as rendered in his paintings, is as visceral for him as his heartbeat.
Vartan studied painting, literature, music and theatre at the Melkonian Educational Institute in Nicosia. He travelled to Lebanon to study mathematics at the American University in Beirut. He returned to Cyprus in 1966 and has lived in Nicosia ever since. Vartan has been an art teacher, a singer, a writer, an actor and a school director, but his first love is painting; he is a highly-accomplished, critically acclaimed painter and the recipient of numerous awards.
Vartan has exhibited work in Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, London, Athens, Sydney, Bangkok, Dubai and Beirut – no other Cypriot painter has exhibited work in so many international venues. His recent exhibition in Los Angeles, on October 23rd, featured a selection of watercolour and oil sailing and village scenes. His exhibition in Nicosia promises to mesmerise everyone who attends.