About

Christina Michalopoulou- Venice Exhibition 2019

About Christina Michalopoulou

I am Christina Michalopoulou, a Greek artist, a contemporary painter living and working in Thessaloniki, Greece.

My mediums are acrylic paint or oil colors on large canvas surfaces. My paintings, as my soul lately, are in a constant battle between abstraction and photorealism. Creating figurative, photorealistic human figures and body parts on one hand, bringing them in total contradiction with contemporary abstraction on the other.  Most of the times, I choose to bring the realism of my figures in contrast with an abstract, pop or minimalistic background as a play of surrealism resemblance to a collage.

I have a Buchelor degree in Marketing (Kingston University London, 1999), have studied Architectural Drawing at Ergastiri School of Arts (worked under mr G.I.Christopoulos, Thessaloniki, 1993), Drawing at Papiotis School of Arts (Thessaloniki, 1190) and Color Techniques at Psarakis School of Arts (Thessaloniki, 1990).

During the last years, I have had a solo exhibition in Athens and participated in many International Art Fairs & Gallery Exhibitions in Europe, receiving honorable mentions and finalist distinctions for my work. Meanwhile, many of my artworks found their place in personal art collections throughout Europe.

Original artworks can be seen at my studio, DEKA5/ENDEKA in Thessaloniki and digitally on Saatchi Art, theartspace.gr and Kunstmatrix.

Distinctions:

2020 Barcelona International Big Awards 2020 Finalist (Exhibition will take place on 2021 due to covid-19, in Spain)

2020 Nominated for the Royal Arts Prize, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London

2020 Artist of the Year 2019 Contest Finalist, Circle Foundation for the Arts, February 2020

2019 Honourable Distinction in the Circle Foundation for the Arts, Art Competition, May 2019

2019 Honourable Mention at ITSLIQUID International Contest – 6th Edition 2018:

2019 Artsy Shark Featured Artist February ’19: https://www.artsyshark.com/2019/02/14/featured-artist-christina-michalopoulou/

2016 1st price for the participation in “Forms in Grey” International Art Fair, G.H.Papageorgiou, Visual Arts Sector Thessaloniki

 

Publications:

2020 Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine ISSUE06

2020 “Women – Inspiring Quotes & Artistic Responses“. A collection of 100 women artists from all over the world talking about their art and the personalities that inspired them.

2020 “Days of Art in Greece 2020”.  Annual collectable edition about the most influential events and people in the Greek Art Scene

Media References:

Interview at CFA – Circle Foundation of Arts – January 2020

Interview at Glow magazine – January 2020

Presentation at independent.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at artandlife.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at itsonlyarts.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at Polismagazino.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at cityculture.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at Athens Voice for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at Arts&Antiquesccr.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at culturenow.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Interview at Polismagazino.gr – Thessaloniki 2019

Interview at www.radio1d.gr – Thessaloniki 2109:

Interview for the BODY LANGUAGE PROJECT – Venice 2019:

Showcase artist in Artsyshark.com, 2018

Interview for Woman’s Eye Digital magazine, the “Nude” Project, 2018

Interview for TV100 tv channel, the “Lost Motherland” Project, 2017

Interview for Greek newspaper “Proto Thema”, the “La Mamart” project, 2014

 

Digital galleries participations:

Saatchi Art

The Artspace

Artpal

Kunstmatrix

Artmajeur

Είμαι η Χριστίνα Μιχαλοπούλου, Ελληνίδα ζωγράφος που ζω και ασχολούμαι επαγγελματικά με τις σύγχρονες μορφές ζωγραφικής στην πόλη της Θεσσαλονίκης.

Τα υλικά που χρησιμοποιώ στην δουλειά μου είναι κυρίως ακρυλικά χρώματα ή λάδια πάνω με μεγάλης έκτασης καμβάδες. Τα έργα μου τα τελευταία χρόνια διχάζονται ανάμεσα στην αφαίρεση και τον φωτορεαλισμό. Συχνά επιλέγω να φέρω τον ρεαλισμό, σχεδόν φωτορεαλισμό, των ανθρώπινων στοιχείων και μορφών σε αντιπαράθεση με σύγχρονα, αφαιρετικά ή ποπ, περιβάλλοντα.  Μία αίσθηση σουρεαλισμού που πολλές φορές δείχνει να μοιάζει φαινομενικά με κολάζ.

Είμαι Πτυχιούχος Marketing του Kingston College University of London ενώ, παράλληλα έχω μελετήσει αρχιτεκτονικό σχέδιο στην σχολή ζωγραφικής «Εργαστήρι», σύνθεση χρωμάτων στο καλλιτεχνικό εργαστήριο «Παπιώτης» και ελεύθερο σχέδιο στο καλλιτεχνικό εργαστήρι «Ψαράκης».

Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχω πραγματοποιήσει ατομική έκθεση στην Αθήνα και έχω συμμετάσχει σε σημαντικές Διεθνείς Εκθέσεις Τέχνης στην Ευρώπη, λαμβάνοντας τιμητικές διακρίσεις για τις συμμετοχές μου. Πίνακές μου βρίσκονται σε προσωπικές συλλογές της Ελλάδας και του εξωτερικού.

Τα έργα μου μπορεί κανείς να βρει στο στούντιο μου, ΔΕΚΑ5/ΕΝΔΕΚΑ, στην Θεσσαλονίκη και διαδικτυακά στα Saatchi Art, theartspace.gr και Kunstmatrix.