Makrides’ work was made in 2009. Twelve bronze torsi, eleven male and one female, form a circle, in the middle of which is placed a pot. The circle is the usual arrangement of the participants during a ceremonial gathering. In this case the gathering takes place around a ceremonial pot, symbolically referring to the hearth and the sacred fire. The hearth symbolizes origins, and is associated with the eternal flame, which in turn implies commemoration.
The Sense of Place project
Establishing a Cypriot feel full of culture, beauty, and vibrancy
Since day one, Hermes Airports introduced the concept "Sense of Place" at the terminals of Larnaka and Pafos International Airports. The principal objective was for the airports to express and promote the rich cultural identity of the island through a modern interpretation that would be reflected with artwork created by local artists.
Ten years later, Hermes enhanced the Sense of Place concept and broadened the idea beyond art. With the guidance of a curator, research was carried out based on a long process of material collection related to Cyprus, which took into consideration all the characteristics that signify today's life on the island through its evolution in history.
Angelos Makrides (b.1942 in Yialousa, Cyprus) lives and works in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Art (1961-1967) with Thanasis Apartis. He worked in Paris (1967-1969), in Nicosia (1969-1974) and in Athens (1974-1986). Since 1986 he has been living and working in Cyprus. Angelos Makrides is one of the most influential Cypriot artists. He took part in many solo and group exhibitions among which: Elegies of Life and Death, Omikron Gallery (2009), Angelos Makrides – Phanos Kyriacou, Synergi at the Cyprus Museum, Cyprus Archeological Museum, Nicosia (2009), Where Do We Go from Here?, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia (2008), Diaspro Art Centre (2004), 1960-1974 New Cypriot Artists at the Dawn of Democracy, Nicosia (2002), From the Chisel to Electron, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (2000), Angelos Makrides – Important Works 1960 – 2000, Municipal Gallery, Larnaca (2000), Angelos Makrides 1968 – 1996, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (1997), Pisces, Pierides Gallery, Athens / Averof Gallery, Metsovo/ Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (1996), Visual Peregrination, European Cultural Month, Nicosia (1995), Aphrodite, the Harmony and Inconceivable, Museum of Modern Art, Toulouse / Tanimanides, Lappas, Makrides, Pompidou Centre, Paris (1991), Venice Biennale, Venice (1988), Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljiana (1973), Sao Paulo Biennale/ Biennale of Young Artists, Paris, India Triennale (1971), International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka (1970), Alexandria Biennale/ Sao Paulo Biennale (1969).
Larnaka International Airport
P.O. Box 43027 P.C.