Πέμπτη, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2017

Art by Teo Michael


Theo was born in Cyprus but grew up and lived in London for most of his life.

In 2005 he found himself at a loose end - not old enough to retire but too old to consider seeking further employment, he decided to become an artist, something he was particularly good at. The alternative was to become a cardsharp - something else he showed talent for, especially as he’s often been asked to entertain at restaurants and parties, but the arts seemed to be a safer option. With the money saved on quitting a forty-a-day habit, he bought himself some brushes, paints and many how-to paint books, and embarked on his new career in Cyprus.


Starting from scratch his first priority was to build up a body of work. Struck by the beauty of the island he took his inspiration from his direct surroundings which he interprets in a nostalgic and narrative way. His emerging artwork has been strongly influenced by the Film Noir genre and is often reminiscent of a cinematic movie poster.


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