KATERINA STAVROU

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About

Born:                        1989

Lives and works:  Larnaca, Cyprus

 

Katerina Stavrou is an abstract expressionist painter creating powerful compositions full of movement and color, through the application of techniques such as ‘Action Painting’ and ‘Automatism’. Figurative elements, and conceptualism characterize her art, while experimentation and exploration of new practices are central to her work. Katerina uses vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes, in all directions on her canvases.

  

Her paintings are dynamic and bold underlined with the use of vibrant colors, bringing awareness to political, philosophical and existential issues. She aims to move the feelings of the viewers, inspiring their imagination in their everyday life.

Her latest art series ‘Fight or Flight’, brings awareness to the psychosomatic state of the human body, and the repercussions on the heart, when it feels threatened.

 

Katerina Stavrou's paintings are held in numerous international private and corporate collections in Cyprus, Greece, USA, United Kingdom.      

Medium: Oil paint on canvas.

Artist's Statement

'Enjoying the ‘act’ of painting itself is essential to me and something that encompasses my passion and love for my work. I consider the philosophy of automatism to be an integral part of the creative process,

as I use unconscious spontaneous gestures, followed by very careful and gentle painting, at which point the decision to keep certain accidental marks becomes part of the creation. Looking at the blank canvas, my vision is to express myself, while at the same time to manage and personalize this experience for my audience. I feel like the object of creation is becoming a live performance through the transition, within the observers’ point of view.'

EDUCATION

Diploma “Visual Arts”   2009

Salford University, UK            

BA “Fine Art”    2011

   Manchester Metropolitan University            

Course “Art Criticism”    2013

 Central Saint Martins College of Art, UK            

MA “Cultural Policy and Development”    2018

Cyprus University, Cyprus            

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

       

’Chromatical Intercourses’/   2015

“Χρωματικές Περιπτύξεις”            

Myth Factory, Larnaca, Cyprus            

        'Debut'    2010

The Font Bar, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK                   

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

Participated in exhibitions organized in Greece, USA, UAE, UK and Cyprus

MEMBERSHIP

E.KA.TE  The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts [member of the International Association of Art (IAA) and represents IAA in Cyprus]

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Founded Artis - Art School 2014

EDUCATION

 

Academia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

BA Fine Art and Painting  2003

American Academy Larnaca

Academia di Belle Arti di Urbino

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Circles Made Up of Cubes  2015

Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca          

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

Participated in more than twenty group exhibitions, in Greece, Italy, Brussels and Cyprus

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ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Founded the Creative Art School,  Ispirazione

    ARTWORKS AVAILABLE for SALE by KATERINA STAVROU