Five years after Kostas Loustas' death, Nitra Gallery in Thessaloniki presents, in his honor, his 3rd solo show at the gallery. Loustas was multitalented and alongside painting, worked with literature, journalism and music.
The curator of the exhibition Stavroula Mavrogeni notes: "Born in Athens and raised in Florina, Loustas carried with him the visual heritage of Macedonia. His journeys in all over the world strengthened his work with the cosmopolitan air of a different creation and gave to the visual art scene in Thessaloniki a a refreshing new approach to art...
The color palette creates the appropriate contrast of Greek light and adds a lyrical abstraction in his works. However, it would be unfair to include him in a single artistic movement. This is perhaps also the uniqueness of the artist ".
The name of the show is a reference to the song 'Cielo e mar' by Mario Del Monaco, whom Loustas met in his return journey from the United States of America, in September 1965.
Nitra Gallery wants to present to the public all these unseen moments of a great artist.