ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΤΕΧΝΩΝ ΚΙΜΩΝΟΣ
"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.
So do it."
'A man without a country'
Cementography is an art form that carries a Cypriot identity. Introduced for the first time by the innovative Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva in the 1960’s and continued today by the 90 year old artist Costas Economou, this technique transformed its decorative elements into a new and exciting form of art.
Even though such cement ‘reliefs’ of both Savva and Economou decorate several public and domestic spaces all over Cyprus, little did we know about the existence of this form of art and its making process. Because this technique was 'born' in the recent years, it did not even have a name, giving the chance to Costas Economou to create a new term to describe it and introduce it to the world, and therefore bringing it into existence: ‘cementography’.
This course will guide you through the technique of cementography from the sketched idea onto paper, to the making of the polystyrene mould, to the pouring of the cement colors and the creation of the final piece.
Kimonos Art Center offers this unique hands-on workshop where the participant has the chance to work on and create a cementography piece. One will be able to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques.
Taught by Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides