Michalakis Georgiou attained his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Northumbria University and graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2019. Currently he is entering his final year of the two-year Master’s programme “MFA Contemporary Art Practice” at the Edinburgh College of Art (The University of Edinburgh). The Artist reuses found objects that no longer serve their manufactured purpose, redefines their function and reimagines how they can exist in space. By working with techniques of mass production, such as repetition, the machine-made objects contradict with his imperfect human gestures which results in works of a hybrid nature. Their visual contrast sometimes is accentuated, other times camouflaged, but always with the aim to produce effects that are uncanny and unforeseen.
Andreas Makris studied the BA Houns Architecture at the University of Westminster. During his time there, he had the opportunity to work for Lipton Plant architects and Lendlease. Attending a workshop in Norway and India, has helped him develop a range of projects and innovative ideas that are incorporated into his designs. Moreover, he was been involved in building a 1:1 pavilion as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Right after graduating, he has worked as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant at Andrew Scott Associates Architects in London where he has been involved in a number of varied projects and at different stages of the design procurement. He is currently studying the MArch Architecture at the University of Westminster. Colour, texture and materiality are elements that have always been part of his design process when it comes to produce influential but most importantly, functional and thoughtful designs.
Nona Michael has graduated from the Royal Holloway University of London with a BSc in Physical Geography. The following year, she found her self creating customised fashion accessories under the label “αrtium”. Painting on materials such as leather and plexiglass inspired her to draw real life paintings on ‘uncommon’ surfaces. This series of artworks represents her journey towards the exploration of different perspectives of illusion. She primarily used glass and mirror surfaces, aiming to enhance their distinguishing qualities; transparency and reflection. Mirror paintings enable the observer to become part of the art piece through their reflection. When it comes to glass paintings she attempts to bring the artwork to life by combining the realistic drawings and the transparent quality of the glass surface. This restless investigation has developed a project of interactive nature which evokes a distinct experience for each observer.
Christophoros Michailidis is an Architect, graduate of “The Glasgow School of Arts”. During the last 3 years he has obtained professional experience in Cyprus and London. He is currently working in an architectural office in Larnaca while finalising his research for his postgraduate Master’s programme a t “The Mackintosh School o f Architecture” (Glasgow School of Arts). In 2018, as a lead designer of the brand “BILLY RAVEN”, the artist has found himself experimenting with new tools and technologies to create unique digital illustrations for mass production on different products. Meanwhile, part of his work is focused on human figures and their emotions, as well as exploring their proportion. His investigation in anatomy through different mediums aims to capture and understand the geometry and the balance of both the physical and the spiritual state of human existence. As a result, these ideas through the fine arts are incorporated in the artist’s way of approaching the fields of architecture and fashion.
Petros Ptochopoulos was born in Nicosia in 1953 and grew up in Famagusta. After the invasion of 1974, he moved and permanently settled in Larnaca. He completed his studies at the Weder School in Switzerland.
His works which are inspired by the History and the Greek Civilization of Cyprus, are portrayed through the themes of 'Ancient', 'Lost Culture', 'Occupied Territories', 'Mother Cyprus', 'Seabed', 'Deposit Soul' and 'Third Dimension'.
In 2008 the well-known Greek shipowner Giannis Vardinoyannis chose Petros Potosopoulos to artistically 'dress' the Luxury Cruise Ship "ELYROS", as well as the offices of ADEK in Athens. In 2018 he held a retrospective exhibition entitled 'Petros Ptochopoulos - 45 Years of Brushes and Light" and was honoured as the "Artist of the Year", by the Online Magazine SkalaTimes.
With 29/39 solo and participation in many group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad, his works are found in numerous private collections and Institutions worldwide including Greece, Russia, Ukraine, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Moldova and USA. Highly-acclaimed in the Cypriot Art Scene, his works contribute to national collections and can be found in the National Gallery of Cyprus, the Church of Cyprus, the Presidential House, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education, the Maritime Museum of Greece.
Petros Ptochopoulos maintains an Art School in Larnaca teaching all ages, including teenagers preparing to enter Fine Arts Schools in Cyprus and abroad.
Nena Ptochopoulou was born in 1992 in Larnaca. She studied Fine Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as Visual Arts and Media at University of Salford in UK. She has also worked as a Tattoo Artist over than 5 years at Tattoo Studios in UK and Cyprus. She now she lives and works in Larnaca.
Nena Ptoch is a professional artist specialising in portraits, currently working on creating collection of celebrity portraits.
She is the Founder and Designer of Dunkbox, a Portrait & Furniture brand with the theme of NBA basketball.
Nefeli Ptochopoulou was born in Larnaca in 1983. She grew up in an artistic environment with her father Petros Ptohopoulos being an accomplished artist, whose paintings are displayed among other places in eleven National Galleries as well. "My father inspired and guided me, but my innate love for Art was always in me".
Nefeli studied at the Fine Art Academy at the Aristotelian University of Salonica, a city which she loved dearly and which determined her artistic identity. ‘My father and the studies in Salonica were instrumental in shaping my course in Art, but I believe that while an artist is still alive he continues to learn, develop, improve and change.