Nikolas Tower, “Elysian Ores”
January 21st – February 19th, 2023
Haven Gallery is pleased to present Greek artist Nikolas Tower, for his second solo show “Elysian Ores” at the gallery. “Elysian Ores” features a collection of painted portraits celebrating female personifications and deities found throughout historical and contemporary mythologies. Serene expressions coupled with graceful textures and pattern work lend themselves to ethereal portrayals of paradisaical beings. Rhythmic lines and Arcadian palettes evoke tranquil emotions and peaceful depictions of nature. Tower’s sitters hold placid appearances as they coalesce within the landscape through their unifying patterns, palette and ore mediums. Precious metals such as gold and platinum are integrated into each painting, further tying in the connection and place these females have within the natural world. About the Artist: Nikolaos Kafasis, also known as Nikolas Tower, is an artist and Illustrator, born in Greece in 1998. He took traditional art, academic drawing, and color study lessons at the “Art Palace” private art school in Rhodes for 7 years (2009-2016). Throughout the past years, he has experimented with a lot of painting and drawing mediums, including graphite, charcoal, acrylics, pastels, oils and more. Nowadays, he works mainly with watercolors and mixed media. He is inspired by nature, anime, fantasy books, ancient Greek and Asian culture – often combining the two – and mythology. Nikolas’ style is characterized by stylized compositions, organic motifs, flowing lines and abstract elements, surrounding female & male portraiture. Through his watercolor Illustrations of otherworldly, tranquil, and mysterious women & men, he is trying to convey a world of silent human feelings that cannot easily be expressed in words. He is currently studying Pedagogy in the Mediterranean University of Rhodes, where he also lives with his family, and he is pursuing a career as a contemporary artist and illustrator.