The Deputy Ministry of Culture expresses its deep sadness for the death of the visual artist Paris Metaxas, who passed away on Wednesday, as well as its heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the late creator.
As stated in today's announcement by the Deputy Ministry, Paraschos (Paris) of the Municipality of Metaxas was born in Vatili, Famagusta in 1951 and based in Limassol he has been an active member of the local art scene for the past 40 plus years, at the same time teaching art classes and helping , as he stated, his students "to develop self-confidence and freedom through their inspiration".
His visual work, which extends from painting, sculpture and engraving to installations and scenography, was presented in many individual and group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad (Australia, China, Cuba, Norway, Austria, Greece, United Kingdom, etc.).
He also represented Cyprus in international exhibitions and biennales such as the 16th and 17th International Biennale of Graphic Arts (Department of Engraving) in Ljubljana – Yugoslavia in 1985 and 1987 respectively, the 16th Biennale of Alexandria – Egypt (Department of Engraving) in 1997, the 9th Triennale of India (Department of Sculpture), New Delhi in 1997 etc.
Paris Metaxas was distinguished by his amazingly contagious positive energy, love and empathy about nature and the people around him and his intense optimism towards life, characteristics that were reflected in his art.