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    . of Culture for the death of Kyrillos Sarris – What it says in an announcement

    The Deputy Ministry of Culture expresses its sadness over the death of the artist, writer and doctor Kyrillos Sarris.

    The Deputy Ministry of Culture was informed with sadness of the death of artist, writer and doctor Kyrillos Sarris, who passed away on June 28.

    Kyrillos Sarris was born in Nicosia in 1950. While still a teenager, he studied under Lefteris Oikonomou and Telemachos Kanthos, during the period from 1963 to 1969. In 1970, he began studying medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and from 1976 he worked as medical oncologist in Athens.

    His presence in visual arts was inaugurated in 1986 with the solo exhibition Notes, at the “Nees Morfes” art gallery in Athens. In 1987 he joined the then newly formed Greek group “Visual Poetry”, which introduced in Greece, in a systematic and organized way, this international trend of combining textual language and visual language. Since then, Kyrillos Sarris has presented his work in Greece and Cyprus, but also in numerous group exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy and China.

    The works of Kyrillos Sarris are usually exhibited with the form of visual installations in the space, in which drawings and sketches, constructions and video projections are intertwined to render the problematic of the artist.

    Kyrillos Sarris approached his artistic work in the same way as he perceived and practiced his medical practice: as a function and contribution to society as a whole. In this light, the main stake that concerned him – the difficulty of art to communicate its meaning to its viewer-receiver – is transformed from a theoretical exercise of ideas, to tangible poetry and expressive perfection.

    Beyond art and science, Kyrillos Sarris served with the same consistency and commitment to the production of publications. An avid scholar of Marcel Duschamp, he edited the volume Marcel Duchamp, The Engineer of Lost Time at Agra Publications, with which he also collaborated on the publication of other books, such as The Art of the Age of Betrayal by Nikolaos Kalas and Galerie Bernier. In addition, he gave lectures at universities and wrote essays on art.

    With deep sorrow and respect, the Deputy Ministry of Culture expresses its condolences to his family and loved ones.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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