Marlen Karletidou


category: artist, education youth, painting, mixed media, installation, collage, etching - printing
characteristics: oil paint, acrylic, pencil, chalk, paper, textiles

b.: 1961  •  gender: female

She lives and works in Nicosia since 1985.

She studied painting and theoretical studies at Athens school of Fine Arts.  

Painting is her primary medium, while she also uses installations and print making. In her creative approach she aspires to the creation of a new reality, with fantasy elements, influences of surrealism and mapping, on the level of consciousness and emotions. Her chromatic palette is determined from artificial colours, which the human eye can capture only in a dream world.

Since 1986 she presents her work in various solo exhibition in Cyprus and Germany and has participated in group exhibitions in Cyprus, the United States , Switzerland, Greece, Egypt, France and the UAE.

In 1994 she won 3rd prize in Drawing in the Biennale of Alexandria, Egypt.

«I work with art to transform and filter ideas, experiences and realities through the image. In the image I determine to create a dialogue of colors, shapes and contrasts that excites vision and challenges the viewer to sink in to a new reality.

In this artistic reality, I am working on portraying the Psyche of our inner, subconscious and emotional world, searching for an ideal, collective and universal conscience.»

Marlen Karletidou