Born in Cyprus, Chara Kontopoulou is a visual artist, whose work is inevitably influenced by the consumption of information and the superfluous images which appear on social media. Kontopoulou creates large scale, abstract paintings which encourage the viewer to interact and turn their passive seeing into active looking, inviting them into an exploring tool of experience.
As her works are composed of alternate layers of resin and countless painting strokes, the overall artwork creates the illusion of a three-dimensional image. Due to the nature of the medium, the outcome is a shiny and reflective surface, the aim of which is to mirror the viewer and make them part of the artwork.
As an emerging artist, Chara has participated in group exhibitions in United Kingdom, Greece and Cyprus. She also volunteers in museums and charities and organizes creative workshops with the purpose to engage people with arts. She currently lives and works in Manchester, UK.
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