Artist Statement / C.V:
Visual artist with a sizeable amount of experience in silk-screen printing. During the final year of my B.A in Illustrations & Graphics (2014-2015) I first came in contact with screen printing and had a chance to experiment with colour, printing on multiple layers and on alternative surfaces such as skateboards.
The year after during my M.A in Fine Arts the next appropriate challenge seemed to be to work on large scale. That's when the idea came up to create installations with silk-screened wallpaper which was a turning point of my artistic expression.
Conceptually the work is influenced by Idealist philosophy, and experimental psychology with Gustav Theodor Fechners cosmologies of the "pleasure principle" as a focal point. The wallpaper explores geometric abstract art with various strong optical effects. Combined with the structure of the installation an immersive experience for the viewer is generated. One that challenges his perception of reality and how the mind constructs it. Through the intensity, the extensive repetition and other psychological elements of the patterns and the structure the mind is allowed to sink to its subconscious. This intends to eventually, after spending time in distraction, to cause a mental ataraxia which could evoke philosophical reflection.
(2014 – 2015) M.A. in Fine Arts, specialising in Printmaking, UCA, Canterbury (Merit)
(2011-2014) B.A. in Illustrations and Graphics, Coventry University, Coventry (First, Student of the year award)
(2017) "Eisodos" Live Audiovisual Immersive Experience, (Collaboration) at Centrala Gallery,
Digbeth, Birmingham part of Digbeth First Friday.
(2017) The Big Mosaic, (Group Show) part of Paphos Capital of Culture 2017
(2016) Balance: contemporary art show, (Group Show) in association with Daphne Francis Gallery,
The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham
(2015) M.A Final Degree Show, U.C.A, Canterbury
(2014) New Designers, London's Business Design Centre, London
(2014) B.A Final Degree Show, Coventry University, Coventry
Fine art prints for sale at Kimonos Art Shop (www.kimonosartshop.com)
Fine art prints for sale at Centala cafe'.
(2016) Screen printing workshop at Kimonos Art Center, Paphos, Cyprus
(21-12-16) Presentation of Paris Christodoulou's Work, Kimonos Art Center. Paphos Cyprus
_ Silk-screen printing
_ Installation art
_ Adobe Photoshop
_ Adobe Illustrator
Mother tongue: Greek & Swedish
_ Printing at Birmingham Printmakers
_ Contemporary Art, Painting, Music, Reading, Sports