The Hybriden Art Space in conjuction with CBK, Malmö Kulturstöd and ABF Malmö is pleased to present a series of paintings by Greek artist Spyros Verykios on May 5. Completed in two years, the work involves painting that were created for his 43 pages comic book “ I don’t want to dream” entirely painted in oil.
“I don’t want to dream” is a metaphysical horror story about how an experiment with mindexpanding drugs has unexpected consequences – or is it something else entirely? The borders between what is dream, reality and bedtime story are blurred sometimes.
The whole story will be included in the international comic art magazine
CBA vol 36|37, along with three other stories, by Akab [IT], Elena Guidolin [IT] and Serena Schinaia [IT]. Cover by Radovan Popović [RS].
The theme for this volume is In the pits of madness.
Let’s plunge together into the pits of madness. Let’s watch the dissolution of reality, let’s dance with clear heads and see where it takes us. Let’s travel the river hiding in the desert sands until the wind rises and we reach the final collapse. Let’s look deep into the eye of the tiger. And see afterwards if we dare to dream.The exhibition opening is also the release party for CBA vol 36|37
Born in 1966 in Greece, Spyros Verykios has gained early recognition as one of the most contemporary greek artists.
He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1985-1991) painting and graphic design. He received a Master of Visual Arts from the aforementioned School (2004-2006). His work combines elements from pop-art and new-expressionism.
During the period 1994-2007 attended seminars / workshops on Animation, Screenwriting and Filmaking.
He taught art at the following educational institutions:
Athens College (1999-2002) and Ionian University (2004-20017).
Since 2001, CBK has worked for a more varied and exciting comics culture in Sweden and on the international scene. The formal purpose of the organization is to support, evolve and disseminate comics with higher artistic ambitions. The main vehicle for this purpose is the international comics art magazine, CBA (C’est Bon Anthology). CBK also arranges exhibitions of comics art, lectures, the AltCom comics festival and other cultural events.
The vision is to push the boundaries of what can be done in comics, to broaden the perspective of what the comics medium is and can be, both in relation to itself and to other art forms.
For information about the exhibition, you can visit:
Samples from the exhibition:
I don’t want to dream
Hybriden, Bangatan 5, Malmö, Sweden
Duration: May 5 – 25, 2017
Exhibition opening: Friday May 5, 17.00 – 22.00 pm
Curator: Mattias Elftorp
CBK/C’est bon Kultur, with support by Malmö Kulturstöd & ABF Malmö