For his second exhibition with Vistamare in Milan, Polys Peslikas presents three bodies of work.

The first is consisted by a group of small-scale paintings that he started in Athens during an artist residency this summer. The second features a series of works on paper, and the third is a display of found printed material.

For the painted surface the light acts as a catalyst, bathing the forms, while visually breaking the volume and matter into softer contours.

These works do not explicitly depict events or tell a story. Their representations are simple, often featuring figures in intimate poses. What they aim to do is position themselves in relation to something that may have influenced the events.

They create the impression of a story, blending fact and fiction, much like any narrative, but they remain open-ended and tend to fall apart.

Polys Peslikas (Limassol, Cyprus) lives and works between London and Nicosia. Among recent shows: Arch, (Athens), Radio Athen (Athens), Mackintosh Lane (London), Vistamare (Milan), Villa Medici (Rome), Shanaynay (Paris), NiMAC (Nicosia), Halle 14 (Lipsia) Prague Biennale ll. In 2015/16 he had a residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. In 2017 he represented Cyprus at the 57ª Biennale di Venezia.