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Yury Peshkov Solo Art Exhibition

“Cyprus in Black & White”

 Solo art exhibition by Yury Peshkov at Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol.

Duration: 16 December – 7 January

The opening event of the exhibition “Cyprus in Black and White”, will be held on Friday, December 16, at 19.30 by Natalia Kardash, Publisher, Editor-in- Chief, Vestnik Kipra, Founder, Successful business Leaders’ Club.

The exhibition “Cyprus in Black and White” works as a tribute to Cypriot sceneries and the beauty of the fleeting moment. Yury Peshkov captures the local surroundings with affection that celebrates even the most ordinary details. Still views of nature, monuments and the city present a fixed and yet in constant movement world.

The artworks of the exhibition are created with the “Dry brush” technique which is considered a fine line between drawing and painting. Commonly, a bristle brush is used to apply pure oil paint pigment without an oil binder and a hard eraser can create highlights. A time-consuming technique that requires accurate execution from the artist but at the same time offers expressiveness, lightness, and volume.  Dry brush perfectly reproduces the effect of black and white photography and even the effect of airbrushing in the drawing.

Yury Peshkov was born in Leningrad in 1963. He grew up in an artistic environment and graduated from art school in Zviezdny City in 1980. In his youth, his favourite pastime was to make sketches in the open air with pencil and charcoal, drawing on every piece of paper.

 Art Curation: Eleanna Avouri

Art Direction: Sonia Photiou

Sponsor of the opening is Ayia Mavri Winery

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00

Private viewings are available upon request

Exhibit8 Gallery: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041 Limassol

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“Objets de mémoire” by Alexandros Chairetakis & Elli Lyraraki

A duo Art Exhibition by Alexandros Chairetakis and Elli titled “Objets de mémoire”, at Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol.

Duration: 11 November – 10 December. The opening event of the art exhibition “Objets de mémoire”, will be held on Friday, November 11, at 19.30


The exhibition “Objets de mémoire” presents the artworks of two eminent Greek artists, Alexandros Chairetakis and Elli Lyraraki. The French title of the exhbition is a direct reference to the notion of “memory spaces” of Pierre Nora. In a similar manner to Nora’s spaces, the two artists create objects, shapes and sceneries that reflect the inextricable connection between memory and the realm of the symbolic.

The section of Alexandros Chairetakis’ artworks includes realistic still life oil paintings while at times objects are placed in an impressionistic background.

The artworks of Elli Lyraraki consist of modern abstract compositions with acrylics. The main expressive mediums are geometry, colour and free writing. The artist is inspired by the longstanding tradition of her place of origin, Crete, and mostly from the Minoan culture, a culture rich in images and patterns.


Alexandros Chairetakis was born in Athens in 1959. He studied at the schools of Fine Arts in Athens, Paris and Berlin. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. His works are found in public, corporate, bank and private collections in Greece and abroad. He has created artworks for poem collections and literature editions. His art exhibitions began in 1985. Until today he has attended many group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His work has received international recognition.


Elli Lyraraki was born and raised in Athens. She studied music and Interior design. In recent years, Elli has been living permanently in her place of origin, in Crete. She is the first Greek Designer to present with great success a collectible line of shoes and jewelry at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris inspired by the Minoan Culture. Her paintings have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Athens, London, Moscow, Instanbul and Cyprus. Her work was featured in the French-German channel ART-E and the French channel TV5.

Art Curation: Eleanna Avouri

Art Direction: Sonia Photiou

At the opening event a collectible collection of leather jewellery will be available, designed by Elli Lyraraki for the purposes of the exhibition.


Sponsor of the opening is WineVault- Ktima Tselepos.

Entertainment: In the event there will be live music by the jazz saxophonist and musician Simos Tziakouris.

Duration: 11 November – 10 December 2022

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00

Private viewings are available upon request

Exhibit8 Gallery: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041 Limassol

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