Savvas Demetriou is a contemporary artist originally from Cyprus. After a bachelor in photography and a master's degree in visual communication at Birmingham city University, he worked in numerous professions, such as: cameraman, photographer, photography and audio visual communication teacher at the Frederick Institute of technology in Cyprus. Simultaneously with the progress of his working career, Savvas conducted a personal artistic research, attributable to the current of abstract expressionism. Inspired by Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Aaron Siskind, Andreas Gursky and Peter Lik, he has created artworks that do not accurately reproduce reality, do not faithfully represent the physical world, but, through the process of abstraction, emphasize emotions and feelings experienced by the artist. The pure and uncontaminated visual language, made up of shapes and colors, replaces any representative purpose. The innovative photographic technique is based on improvisation and spontaneity, there is nothing constructed or pre-established. With his photographs, Savvas exclusively captures movement, energy, shapes, colors, textures and patterns; therefore, specific objects and scenes are omitted. Due to their intrinsic characteristics, these artworks are configured as "open images" as the observer can freely interpret them, interacting with them on both an emotional and aesthetic level.
June 2004 - AOP Gallery.