Katy Stephanides is considered the most accomplished Cypriot artist to adopt modernism, channeling abstract art in radical abstract geometric paintings especially those of her early periods. She has proved to be a formidable creative force in shaping the artistic expression of Cypriot art.
Painter Glyn Hughes writes: Katy Stephanides’s work is of great pictorial clarity. Her wonderful paintings, which one could call Hard-Edge abstract, they are actually soft in execution, giving the deceptive lightness of touch, are intellectually as strong as can be. Her colour is exceptionally beautiful, with each luminal paint area full of messages and mystery. There is no better painter here.
Consisting of rare paintings from the artist’s Demonstrations (1983-1989) and Expressions (1987-1993) series, the exhibition Katy Phasouliotis Stephanides: at the Vanguard of Modernism – Selected Paintings will assess the artist’s accomplishments and contribution to Cypriot art in the late decades of the twentieth century.
Katy Stephanides, Untitled, 1993, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 120 cm
Katy Stephanides, Untitled, 1990, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120 cm
Katy Stephanides, Untitled, 1990, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 110 cm
Katy Stephanides, Untitled, 1989, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 75 cm
Katy Stephanides, Untitled, 1998, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 110 cm