October 05, 2018 Print

On Friday 5th October at 7.00pm a painting exhibition of Sousan Itayim will be opened at Tehnis Dromena Gallery, 53 Arch. Kyprianou Str in Strovolos-Nicosia.  

Sousan Itayim is originally from Iran. She has been living in Cyprus for the past 34 years with her husband who is a consultant and their son who is currently working in Dubai. Sousan is an economist by profession. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics at the American University of Beirut and did her post graduate studies in economics at Vanderbilt University in the U.S.A. She taught economics for 22 years both in the U.S.A. and at Intercollege (now University of Nicosia) in Cyprus.   But art has always been Sousan’s true passion. Her first introduction to art was through her mother who is a painter. Although over the years, Sousan has received training and instruction at the hands of a number of accomplished artists, both in Cyprus and in other countries where she had lived, Sousan’s art has developed mainly through personal effort and years of experimentation in search of the medium and technique which would best express her inner feelings and thoughts.   In this collection, Sousan uses collage, acrylic paint, mixed media, stamps and stencils. She combines Kilim designs, Persian calligraphy, Islamic and oriental motifs, vivid colors and texture to produce vibrant paintings that are full of movement, rhythm and harmony.   The bits of calligraphy and text used in the paintings come from Persian poetry and are used purely as design elements and not as text.   Exhibitions: 1994 - participated in a group exhibition at Gloria Gallery 1996 - had a solo exhibition at Anadysis Gallery in Nicosia 2005 - had a solo exhibition at Melina Mercouri Hall in Nicosia 2015 - had a joint exhibition at Melina Mercouri Hall in Nicosia 2016 - participated in a group exhibition at the American University of Beirut    

The exhibition will be open until 15 October during the following hours:

Monday-Friday                    10.00-13.00, 17.00-20.00

Saturday                             10.00-13.00

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