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Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki
Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki
July 28, 2007 - August 22, 2007
Poros

Virvili Square
18020 Poros
Greece

(+30) 697 9989 684

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun:
11.00-13.00 & 19.00-23.00

About the artist

Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki was born in Athens, Greece. From 1975 to 1980, she studied painting at the Supreme School of Fine Arts of the National Technical University of Athens, under Professor Yiannis Moralis. Meanwhile, she attended courses on fresco and icon painting. She graduated with distinction in 1980. In 1981, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted her a scholarship to enable her to follow a postgraduate course entitled "Perfezionamento in Storia dell' Arte Medievale e Moderna" at the University of Florence, from which she received her Ph.D. degree in 1986. Her works have been exhibited in the National Gallery in Athens, at the ASAMA Museum of the Sports Academy in Alabama, USA, in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, in the art collection of the National Bank of Greece, in the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, the UN Building in New York, in "Lamborghini Automobili" Museum in Sant' Agata Bolognese in Italy, the UNESCO collection in Paris, the Museum of Barcelona, the Vorres Museum in Athens, the Averof Museum in Metsovo, the General Bank, the Jean Todt Museum in France, at companies such as Fiat, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, as well as in numerous private collections in Greece and abroad.

About the exhibition

The paintings of Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, often of monumental size, are directed towards an intense and emotive interpretation of large-scale mechanical objects. The pictures are set down on the canvas spontaneously, and forms interlock in a dynamic composition with vibrant colors. According to Dr. Iliopoulou-Rogan, Mina Papatheodorou- Valyraki “paints in precisely the same manner that she breathes, feels and moves, in a constant creative tension, without ever repeating herself or resorting to facile solutions that aim only to impress her viewers. What is more important is that her work never lacks quality or integrity of execution. The artist's vivid style is justified on every square millimetre of her paintings an in them nothing is fragmented or remains aloof from the rhythm and pulse of the entirety.”