“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost
Lefteris Tapas drawing focuses on the head, which contains the most mysterious human organ, the brain. Its function for the human being is explored; as a container of the mind, a sanctum which forbids entrance but also gives access to stimuli and information, as a chamber of ideas, fears, yearnings and repressed desires. Through a hole, similar to a cave opening, we can see by peering inside, the Eerie world of the brain, the chamber of ideas and concepts, and of feelings.
Lefteris Tapas studied his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK. During his career he has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece and abroad. Solo exhibitions include: Garden, CAN Gallery, Athens (2013); and Kaleidoscope at Omikron Gallery, Nicosia (2011).
In addition he has participated in several group exhibitions including: Multiplicities, [art seen], Nicosia (2015); Touch me not at the Church Holy Cross, Pelendri, Cyprus (2014) and Nyctophilia, CAN Gallery in Athens (2014); ReMap 4, Athens (2013); The Location of Coulture at Pulchri Gallery, The Hage (2011); OCC one, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki (2011); Utopia (New acquisitions from the collections of Nichos Chr. Pattichis and Phileleftheros) and Maniera Cypria exhibition, both at Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol (2012); Where do We Go from Here? at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia (2008) and Young Art Europe, MOYA,Vienna (2006).