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SNEAK PEEK | ‘Lemons & Waves’ Opening Event

‘Lemons & Waves’
Solo exhibition by Kompi
photo credits to Spiros Christofi

Best known on the island for his colourful tattoos, Kompi has recently, also been slowly making his name as a painter. Stuck in the house during the lockdown back in March like the rest of us, Kompi found the only way to escape from reality, while also mentally visit his favourite places in Cyprus, was through painting. This is how the concept of this exhibition was brought to life.

‘Lemons & Waves’ is Kompi’s second solo exhibition, and this one is fully dedicated to his beloved Cyprus. From the camping site in Kato Pyrgos, to the mountains of Kakopetria, these unique paintings are for all the beach bums, the surfers, the water babies and those who simply appreciate the beauty of nature on the island. Kompi’s artworks are consisted of a variety sizes and themes will be for sale in a beautiful atmosphere in the heart of Limassol’s city centre.

View more photos of the event by clicking here.

His work will be in our gallery until the 12th of June.

**Gallery’s opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00, Saturday & Sunday: closed
**Wine cava opening hours: Monday – Friday: 13:00 – 21:00, Saturday & Sunday: closed

SNEAK PEEK: ‘Back To Life’ by Ludmila Budanov

A remarkable 3-day Solo Exhibition began on the 26th of May!

‘Back To Life’ is the latest of Ludmila’s Solo Exhibitions and it is hosted by Exhibit 8 in the heart of Limassol’s city centre.

Ever wish that you could experience paintings the way you do music?

As a trained musician, she spent decades conducting orchestras and teaching before moving into abstract painting as she found music restricting.  This is why her paintings are intense and ever changing, they depict music. She is affected by the world around her as  the world, in its current predicament, is too harsh and dark and wanted to create artwork that would make anyone content even in the darkest of days. It doesn’t presume anything, it just is.

Ludmila’s methodology is a mix between unique and spontaneous oil painting and are almost always executed in bold or pastel colours that bleed into one another as if they have been submerged in water. Her artwork oozes light and colour and has become increasingly popular (Cyprus) and is expanding internationally. She also exhibited in Taiwan, Amsterdam, Germany, Russia, Spain, Latvia and China.

‘Lemons & Waves’ | Solo Exhibition by Kompi

We wish to invite you to Kompi’s Solo Exhibition, ‘Lemons & Waves’. A remarkable exhibition to enter in Summer season. The Opening event will be on the 3rd of June at 19:30 to 21:30.
Best known on the island for his colourful tattoos, Kompi has recently also been slowly making his name as a painter. Stuck in the house during the lockdown back in March like the rest of us, Kompi found the only way to escape from reality, while also mentally visit his favourite places in Cyprus, was through painting. This is how the concept of this exhibition was brought to life.
‘Lemons & Waves’ is Kompi’s second solo exhibition, and this one is fully dedicated to his beloved Cyprus. From the camping site in Kato Pyrgos, to the mountains of Kakopetria, these unique paintings are for all the beach bums, the surfers, the water babies and those who simply appreciate the beauty of nature on the island.Kompi’s artworks are consisted of a variety sizes and themes will be for sale in a beautiful atmosphere in the heart of Limassol’s city centre.
His work will be in our gallery until the 12th of June.
Gallery’s opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00, Saturday & Sunday: closed
Wine cava opening hours: Monday – Friday: 13:00 – 21:00, Saturday & Sunday: closed

‘Blue’ Group Exhibition | Opening event

‘Blue’ exhibition’s opening was on the 20th of May at our Gallery. The Exhibit 8 Gallery was recently relocated at Saripolou square, in the heart of Limassol’s City Centre.
This exhibition is consisted of blue and remarkable artworks!! An open theme exhibition with photography artworks, paintings, drawings and sculptures. All are based on the blue colour!
Blue – a color – a feeling – a space.
Artworks are created with shades, hues and tints of
dark and light blue!
Blue can be calm; it can be stormy or moody.
Blue can be anything.
People’s perspective on a particular colour could vary based on their experiences and senses. Monochrome idea was a significant part for the colour theory in Arts and it is a durable way of expression through Contemporary Art too.
Artists are invited to use the colour in any way they wish to explore the colour’s possibilities, composition, simplicity, as well as abstraction. For more photos click here.
Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou
Participant artists:
Charalambos Charalambous, Vartan Ghazarian, Alia Corm, Sotiris Ioannides, Xanthos Sarris, Eleni Nikolaou, Marina Michail, Andriani Nicolaou, Dora Zervas, Iryna Manukovska, Katya Bushevskaya, Fanos Avouri, Stavri Pidia, Loukia Soteriou, Andria Milioti, Androniki Lasithiotaki, Ellada Amvrosidou
The ‘Blue’ exhibition will be due the 25th of May.
Gallery’s opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00 & Saturday & Sunday: closed

‘Back To Life’ | Solo exhibition by Ludmila Budanov

A remarkable 3-day Solo Exhibition right ahead!

Opening event: 26th May | Time: 19:30 – 21:30

Ever wish that you could experience paintings the way you do music?

As a trained musician, she spent decades conducting orchestras and teaching before moving into abstract painting as she found music restricting.  This is why her paintings are intense and ever changing, they depict music. She is affected by the world around her as  the world, in its current predicament, is too harsh and dark and wanted to create artwork that would make anyone content even in the darkest of days. It doesn’t presume anything, it just is.

Ludmila’s methodology is a mix between unique and spontaneous oil painting and are almost always executed in bold or pastel colours that bleed into one another as if they have been submerged in water. Her artwork oozes light and colour and has become increasingly popular (Cyprus) and is expanding internationally. She also exhibited in Taiwan, Amsterdam, Germany, Russia, Spain, Latvia and China.

The exhibition will be in the gallery for 3 days.

Gallery’s opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00-13:00/ 14:00-18:00, Saturday & Sunday: closed

Join us to this marvellous exhibition and journey through Ludmila’s art!

Blue Exhibition | Opening event

‘Blue’ Art Exhibition

‘Blue’ exhibition’s opening will be on the 20th of May at 7:30pm, at Exhibit 8 Gallery. The Exhibit 8 Gallery was recently relocated at Saripolou square, in the heart of the Limassol’s City Centre.

An open themed exhibition with photography artworks, paintings, drawings and sculptures. All artworks are based on the blue colour!

Blue – a color – a feeling – a space.

Artworks are created with shades, hues and tints of

dark and light blue!
Blue can be calm; it can be stormy or moody.

Blue can be anything.

People’s perspective on one colour is vary based on their experiences and senses. Monochrome idea was a significant part of the colour theory in Arts and it is a durable way of expression through Contemporary Art too.

Artists are invited to use the colour in any way they wish to explore the colour’s possibilities, composition, simplicity, as well as its abstract sense.

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou

The ‘Blue’ exhibition will be due the 25th of May.

  • Gallery’s opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00-13:00/ 14:00-18:00, Saturday & Sunday: closed

“Covid and Art. Downfall or Renaissance?”

Have you thought of just switching off the TV, letting the world wait, and just make time for yourself?

Well, Covid-19 did just that. While it might have grown to be tiring for some people, for others, it was the time to invest in themselves, refocus their targets and get ample free time to work on what really matters for them.

Under no other occasion would someone be forced to stay in, spend time with themselves, and be stripped of all the distractions that our modern way of life is blessed with.

Today, we’ll talk about artists, and how the pandemic influenced people who resort to creativity as a way to make ends meets. Where does a pandemic leave an artist? Stranded at home, with no inspiration to draw from, or fully energized, ready to take advantage of the time they never had?

The answer is hopefully the latter. Just like most things in life, we decide what to take from and how to react to a situation. Sure, the pandemic is less than an ideal scenario but we will ultimately decide if this is our downfall or our renaissance.

Buy art supplies and dive into all those ideas that have been sitting in your mind but never had the time to explore. Educate yourself on a technique or a material that you have never used before. Take that interior design, fashion, museum studies course that you considered to be time-consuming in the past. Experiment, explore, test, investigate. Now is the time. Nobody is watching. Investing in yourself is the only investment that can never go wrong!

It’s true that artists express their reality, emotions, and feeling through Art. Personally, through lockdown, I came to the realization that reality can wait, that getting the time to work on myself and the things I never got the chance to, is far more important.

How did I tackle the lockdown? I got off the sofa, switched off the TV, got a brush and a canvas and I started a journey, with no way back. I chose to live inside my head and enjoy the absence of responsibilities.

All through lockdown, I freely explored techniques and materials that have nothing to do with what I was doing before.

It faced reality straight on, away from the daily drama of numbers.

If I have anything to say and share from my experience through this challenging time is: artists, create! Don’t let anything hold you back! Lockdown, routine, responsibilities, a bad day – whatever the root of the problem may be, there is a way to make it work. It’s all about mindset, it’s all about choosing to stay positive and make the most of any situation.

Galleries, culture, and art never die. They’ve survived wars, natural disasters and will most definitely survive this pandemic. You are part of that heritage, of that fighter DNA, of a group of people that refuse to give up, refuse to give in, and keep on going no matter the situation.

Take a break, take a day off, but don’t you dare stop creating.

Everything will be back to normal soon! Stay safe – stay creative.

By Evdokia Georgiou

Open Call | ‘Portrait’ Art Exhibition

Portraits of own’s self; portraits of a loved one; portraits of an unknown person or a famous persona!

Face’s expressions; face’s chaos and harmony; face’s realism and abstractions are a daily inspiration for beings to create through both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces of art!

An exhibition aiming to present the various styles, colours, methods and possibilities a portrait could be drawn, paint, sculpt or photographed.

Artists are invited to play with colours, images, materials, brush strokes, textures, stitching, crosshatching and many more techniques to present their own perspective and style by creating a face!

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou

*Submission deadline: 29th of April 2020

for submissions at gallery@exhibit8.com.cy

Open Call: ‘Blue’ Exhibition

Blue – a color – a feeling – a space.
We are looking to exhibit your bluest artwork! Artworks created with shades of dark
and /or light blue! 🔵
Blue can be calm; it can be stormy or moody. It is up to the artist what he/she wants to express! All mediums, sizes and forms of Art are welcomed. An open themed exhibition based on the primer blue colour!

Stay bluish!

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou

*A digital catalogue will be available for artists after the exhibition.

submission deadline: 1st of April

‘In House’ | Solo Exhibition by Giorgos Georgiades

‘In House’ exhibition

We are so excited that we have host the ‘In House’ unique solo exhibition by Mr. Giorgos Georgiades! This exhibition inlcudes the newest and freshest Artworks of the artist.

Giorgos Georgiades has studied Art in Athens and he is now based and working at his studio in Larnaca.  He has solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece.

The artist’s artworks are characterized by extraordinary figures immersed in their own world. His artworks have both the form of paintings which are created on pieces of wood and canvases, as well as 3-dimensional forms of art. In addition, his artworks stand out by the bright colour’ palette the artist uses, as well as the enlarged and altered beyond normal features.

Art Curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art Director: Sonia Photiou

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