Ifigenia Christodoulidou is a contemporary Greek artist. She studied painting for 6 years in "Corfu Art School" under the tutorship of M. Pieris, the renowned painter. She has participated in one international and several group greek exhibitions and in 3 solo exhibitions.
Many of her artworks are in private greek and international collections.
She also holds an MSc in Work Psychology (UCL), a Diploma in Educational Psychology (UCL) and a degree in Psychology (NKUA).
She is inspired by Wabi sabi, a traditional Japanese philosophy which appreciates the "flawed beauty", a beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". She is intrigued by the sophistication of old, weathered walls and vintage objects, with decaying finishes and rough textures, where layers of paint peel away to reveal older paint underneath, creating a beautiful contrast between the lighter and darker tones.
Based on the acceptance of the transience and imperfection of things, she transforms her works into places where time condenses and where "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete beauty" is analyzed in its transience and brought back to new beauty, in an infinite cycle of creation and destruction.
SIGNATURE PAINTING STYLE
Her signature painting style is textural abstraction and her primary medium is acrylic on canvas. Her artworks are rich in details that are not only descriptive, but also tactile, emphasizing the importance of the texture and consistency of the materials
She often also explores the world of mixed media art, using a layered, cumulative process of collaging, sanding and repainting techniques.
In her works, used paper, old wallpaper, aged fabric and found objects blend harmoniously together with paint, creating a new, fascinating whole.
Exhibitions & Publications
"Colors" - Group exhibition - June 7 2015 - Athens College of Greece
"Light & Shadow" Solo exhibition - 23 October 2017 - Private showroom, Athens
"Save the Art" - Group exhibition - July 20 2020- Art Way showroom, Athens
"Dreams of Aegean" - Group exhibition - August 22 2020- S.Athanasios cultural centre, Paros, Greece
"Okyalos" International Group exhibition - 7 July 2021 - Time of Art Gallery, Athens
"Art's birthplace Athina 2021"- International Group exhibition 9-14 September 2021 - Time of Art Gallery, Athens
"Time for change" Solo exhibition- 4-10 December 2021- Private showroom, Athens
"Art Gender Female" Group exhibition 19-26 March 2022,
"New Freedom Think" International group exhibition, Milan
M.a.d.s Gallery, 24/3-3/4 2022
Upcoming solo exhibition "Layers of time" 26/5-7/6, Cultural center Rafina.
"100 contemporary Greek artist", ArtWay, 2021
"Spotlight", Contemporary Art Magazine, summer 2021 edition.