CYPRUS WEEKLY – Retrospective Show by Glyn Hughes
By Katias Treasures on September 10th, 2012
ARTE Gallery has hosted a superb exhibition of jewellery – 15 Years of Creativity – by Katia K.
Here, all is gold, with some diamonds and also yellow sapphire! Katia is a sculptor who uses gold like Moore uses stone.
Gold smooth and shiny, mottled, rounded and soft-edged, sharp-edged even, or solid like an ancient relic found which only needs polishing to make it a beauty for all time. The ripple effect is from the creator looking into the sea and seeing the sand move. There are swirls of gold like a very precious wave. The shapes are so simple. Katia has always been ahead of the current minimalistic period. Forms enclose other forms belonging to each other in rarity and just waiting to be worn.
All this simplicity, of course, takes years of talent and needs a huge textural and technical background. ARTE did her proud, with tone poems by actress Nedie Demetriou and clarinettist Dusko Zarkovic. The humble brick-vaulted roof and natural stone walls of Arte made a perfect setting, while Katia’s art was waiting to be chosen.
ALL IS GOLD: Katia K. at ARTE.
Glyn Hughes: He is Arts Editor for The Cyprus Weekly and for the last ten years has conducted SYMPOSIART a series of lectures on British Art for The British Council and the Nicosia Municipal Centre.