Polys Peslikas

Polys Peslikas (born in 1973, Limassol, Cyprus) lives and works between London and Nicosia. His work has been presented in many museums and is included in major public and private collections. He studied at the École des Beaux Arts de Montpellier, in France.

The artistic practice of Peslikas centres on painting, proposing a meticulous relationship with the medium. Peslikas views the canvas as a space to negotiate the concept of time and often works with fragments of images and pre-existing elements within the realm of human activity and the history of art. In this context, he invents new relationships with existing narratives and incorporates these in his painting through references to other visual means. To understand painting, he often turns to other disciplines: he has collaborated with dance performers, taught in public schools, and formed part of the creative core of an art and culture publication, Ysterografo magazine, while curating solo and group shows of other artists. His most recent solo exhibitions have been held at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and VOLKS, Nicosia. He has participated in numerous groupsshows, among others at Halle 14, Leipzig, NiMAC and Point Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia. Peslikas represented Cyprus at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art.