Paskalis Anastasi paints mainly out-doors, attempting to capture that elusive moment when time appears to stand still. Embracing this concept wholeheartedly, it has become an important feature in his works. The spontaneity and vivacity of this painting technique and the devotion to the close observation of nature and people in their everyday activities has been the focus of most of his art.
He is inspired by the Impressionists and their Contemporaries, whose works can be described as 'trans-modern', a timeless expression in an ever changing world. His paintings invite one to enter a world where angst and sadness are absent, concentrating on their refreshing and uplifting quality.
Paskalis was born in 1965 and grew up in Cyprus in the village of Derynia, Famagusta until he was nine years old and spent the next seventeen years in England, studying at Loughborough College of Art and most recently at Wolverhampton University. It is his beloved Island of Cyprus that holds the key to his passion for landscape, genre and portrait painting in oils.
His works can be found at Diachroniki Gallery, Arsenois 84, Nicosia, Cyprus.
tel: 00357 22 680145
2009 – 2010: BA (Hons) Fine Art
Loughborough College of Art & Design
1985 -1987: HND Graphic Design
COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS
Works are currently held in private collections in Cyprus and abroad including Greece, UK, France, USA, Singapore, Dubai, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
The former Ambassador of the United States to Cyprus, Ronald Schlicher.
The British Ambassador to Cyprus, Mathew Kidd.
The Iranian Embassy to Cyprus.
The former Cyprus Minister of Health, Christos Patsalides.
The National Collection of Works by Cypriot Artists.
Wolverhampton University, UK.
The Rt Hon Lord Paul.
The Museum of Modern Art of Rhodes, Greece.
The Museum of Landscape Art, Plyos, Russia.