The work extends further into the artist’s interests to produce images where environments, gestures and encounters oscillate between reality and fiction, the familiar and the alien and notions of the near and far in respect to postcolonial situations and geographical and cultural imaginaries. The idea of the fragment as well as spatiotemporal proximities and speculations are negotiated throughout her artistic oeuvre. In Vicky Pericleous’s work the mechanisms of the image’s own production both investigate and articulate questions in respect to the nature of cultural hegemonic narratives and representations, as they appear within the fragments that constitute the image; while at the same time are overshadowed by a multitude of other crossings.
‘History Today’, 2014-15, brings together a reproduced image of the magazine ‘Today’, Number Twenty-Nine, published For The Colonial Office by the Central Office Of Information, London, printed by L. T. A. Robinson LTD, - as taken from a family collection, while kept in time, due to an article about Cyprus in pages 18-19 – and a photograph, taken in Finikoudes bay, Cyprus, in the Summer of 2014. Stickers are used as an-other layer that intervene and re-interpret the image’s view(s). Tensions of crossings and opacities of diverse spatiotemporalities, surfaces, actual and imagined spaces, highlight the possibilities of a multiplicity of narratives and hypotheses.
Vicky Pericleous is a visual artist and assistant professor at Frederick University, in Cyprus. She has studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, Wimbledon School of Art, London, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Pericleous’ work investigates her interest in examining and producing images where environments, gestures and encounters oscillate between the familiar and the alien, the ruin and the model, and notions of the near and far, in respect to postcolonial situations and geographical and cultural imaginaries. The idea of the fragment as well as spatiotemporal proximities and speculations are negotiated throughout her artistic oeuvre.
Her work has shown in exhibitions at various international venues including Espace Commines, Paris, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery of the National College of Arts, Lahore, Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s, London as well as in various private galleries abroad. She has also exhibited in Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, and NiMAC –Municipal Art Centre, Omikron Gallery, Art Seen, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, amongst others, all in Nicosia. Pericleous exhibited in Monodrome, the 3rd Athens Biennale, and at Sanat Limani, as part of the European Capital of Culture Istanbul 2010. She has initiated and participated in the international visual-research project “Uncovered: Nicosia International Airport,” 2010-13. She has been an active member of the Noise of Coincidence Art Group, an international art group/platform that has organised several exhibitions, actions, happenings and talks in Cyprus and abroad.
Currently the solo exhibition The Idle Fountain at Art Seen, is taking palce in Nicosia.