Christina Papaioannou


Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and spray paint on canvas
160 x 180 cm
62.9 x 70.8 in


About the work

This work explores the role of painting in the digital era and is built up through fragmentation, individual micro-stories as well as moments of sheer abstraction. Trade marks of digital culture like pixels and photoshop's distinctive solid brush stroke are harmoniously combined with sweeping gestures and elements from the art history heritage that can be detected in the use of space, the bold reference to the frame, and the symbolic little rabbit in the lower left corner. Its playful scenario is articulated in an unencrypted language that invites the viewer to interpret it from scratch, like a psychological test.

About the artist

Christina Papaioannou is an Athens-based visual artist from Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2019 she received the MATAROA Award for upcoming artists at 4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair. Her work has been exhibited in Greece, Cyprus and London and is included in private collections. In May 2022, she presented her first solo exhibition at Sianti Gallery, Athens, curated by art historian Thanassis Moutsopoulos. She is currently working on her upcoming solo exhibition at AG18 Gallery, Vienna, Austria (June 2023).

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