• Vangelis Pliarides: Shapes of Love
    Vangelis Pliarides, Hikkaduwa Beach, 2020

    Vangelis Pliarides: Shapes of Love

    19 February – 19 March 2022

    Private View | Saturday, 19 February 2022, 4 – 7 pm 

    Unit 102, 225 Anfu Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031

    Tuesday to Saturday, by appointment only between 12 - 6pm


    CHRISTINE PARK GALLERY is pleased to present Shapes of Love, a solo exhibition of new paintings and watercolours by Vangelis Pliarides. This is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery and the first exhibition in the gallery’s new space in Anfu Lu, Shanghai. The exhibition presents different stages of love in the form of feelings and thoughts. Pliarides’s works are a visual diary of ideas created on his terms, allowing the viewers to have access to the artist’s intimate perception of Love. In the last two years, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals all around the world were separated from their families and loved ones. As a result, we rediscovered that love can be expressed even in moments of loneliness. For example, a moment of solitude that one might have invokes a sense of nostalgia, which can be interpreted as a shape of love captured in Pliarides’s works. For Pliarides, lovelessness, desire, loneliness, and contemplation are all linked to love.  Adverse to overdramatic and eagerly romanticised conceptualizations of love, the artist would like the viewer to get a sense of truth and sincerity in his works.


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