Chara Kontopoulou is a visual artist, born in 1993 in Cyprus. She received her Bachelor of Visual and Applied Arts from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and her Master of Arts Management, Policy and Practice from the University of Manchester, UK.
Inevitably influenced by the superfluous images appeared on social media and the consumption of information, Chara Kontopoulou creates abstract paintings on large scale canvases, aiming to interact with the viewer and turn his passive vision into an exploring tool of experience.
As the paintings are consisted by alternate layers of resin and countless painting strokes, the overall artwork creates the illusion of a 3D painting. 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 him part of the artwork.
As an emerging artist, Chara participated in group exhibitions in United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and US. 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.