I am Christina Michalopoulou, a contemporary realism painter living and working in Thessaloniki, Greece. I am an artist, a mother and an entrepreneur.
My studies were in Marketing, followed by 11 years in Advertising and Media Companies as a Media & Marketing director. Meanwhile, I started running my own company, Happyrooms.gr, and a few years later I created theartspace.gr
6 years ago, I returned to painting. After a long hiatus. It would seem that I was gathering images and shapes during that time. I was building an unconscious archive that lived somewhere underneath my breath. They are all now pouring out, unstoppable, in acrylic and oil, in abstraction and hyperreal figuration, in blossoming color and start monochrome. My work is a constant battle between abstraction and realism. Creating figurative, photorealistic human figures, faces and body parts on one hand, bringing them in total contradiction with hard core contemporary abstraction on the other.
During the last 6 years, I have had a solo exhibition in Athens and participated in many International Exhibitions throughout Europe, receiving Awards and distinctions for my work. In these years, many of my artworks found their place in private art collections. Also, original artworks can be seen at my atelier in Thessaloniki and digitally on Artsy.net, Saatchi Art and theartspace.gr.