Chrys Roboras

Chrys Roboras is an artist of realistic figures with semi-abstract landscapes.

Born and raised in Australia, her artistic views are shaped by the dissimilar Australian and Greek cultures, amalgamated, embedded in her subconscious. Her father hoped that  “one day we would return to Greece” , stories about how close the skies are “there” to a human being , the place where the old gods used to live, and the enormous, empty and open Australian landscape led to feeling of displacement, now representing in the body of her paintings and shaping her beliefs.

“It is important to recognize the natural need of a human being to find a place to belong to, a place where one can find peace”

Her love of the landscape and solitary figures has been influenced by the Romantic period of the 1800’s and by of works of Caspar David Friedrich and William Turner to mention but a few. Her artistic journey takes one from the initial ‘No Man’s Land” nomadic motif series, with enormous landscapes and people trying to find their place, to ‘In Man’s Land’  where a sense of belonging, acceptance, without insecurities of contemplation and doubt can be detected. With the passage of time, Chrys’ understanding of the world slowly changes, and it seems that the sense of displacement is fading away. Her latest endeavor is portraits and the personality behind them.

 

Education

– Certificate in Fine Arts at the Seaforth Tafe College, Sydney Australia

– Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Fine Arts and Technology Middlesex University-England, (Athens Campus) 2008. http://www.mdx.ac.uk/

– Studied painting with Tasos Missouras, Greece

– Studied visual communication with Nikos Navridis and Katerina Apostalidou, Greece

Artistic Related Activities Graduation Exhibit – 2008 Exhibition at the college of AKTO Solo exhibitions

-2016 upcoming solo exhibition at Gallery7 Athens – 2013 “In Man’s Land” at Gallery 7, Kolonaki Athens, Greece

– 2011 “In Man’s Land” at the Icosahedron Gallery, New York

– 2010 “No Man’s Land” Kaplanon5 Gallery, Athens ,Greece – 2009 “No Man’s Land” at the Apothiki Art Gallery Kastro, Parikia, Paros, Cyclades, Greece –

Group Exhibitions

2016 La Dame Gallery London

2016 Bal Project 2016

2016 Figurative May 1-31st Urban Riche Gallery

2016 “2016 January All Paintings exhibition” Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2016 “Surprise 7” ArtAz Athens

2015 “2015 January All Paintings exhibition” Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2015 ArtAz “Surprise 6” special edition, Ennia Gallery Athens

2015 ArtLinks Wishes, Gallery 7 Kolonaki Athens

2015 Project Sidetracked 9 Beaufort, Agios Athanassios Art Center Naousa Paros

2015 Art Takes Paris. Louvre Paris with See Me

2015 Ars Longa Vita Brevis Gallery Open Case 303 Athens

2014 “I heart Caprice” M art space, Kolonaki Athens

2014 ArtAz “Surprise 5” special edition at Romantso, Athens

2014 “I heart Caprice” El Greco exhibition center, Volos Greece

2014 ArtAthina with Gallery7 Athens Greece

2014 SeeMetakeover Times Square NYC

2014 2014 Project Berlin, Berlin Germany

2014 ArtLinks2014 Athens Greece

2014 Scope Art Fair Miami “Art Takes Miami” with SeeMe

2013 Story of the creative SeeMe NYC

2013 Scope Art Fair Miami, “Art takes Miami” with SeeMe

2012 Exhibited at the Parallax Art Fair, London UK. 2012 DAKAR ARTS “International Dakar Visuals Arts Festival 2012” Senegal, West Africa  2012 “International Contemporary Masters” at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Nevada, Las Vegas  2012 ‘The Coaster Project, Destination: The World’. Toronto’s Culture Works Festival,’ part of the BIG on Bloor Festival. Toronto Canada. 2012 “Santorini Biennale of Arts 2012” Santorini, Cyclades, Greece 2012 “5th Beijing International Art Biennale,” Beijing,China 2012 ArtAz, “Surprise 4” & Spectrum exhibition at “Kostis Palamas Hall”, Technopolis, City of Athens, Athens 2012 Scope Art Fair Miami, “Art takes Miami” with Artist Wanted

2011 “Here Now” International Art Exhibit at the Museum Castello di Estense, Ferrara Italy 2011 “Color” Anata Gallery, Los Angeles, USA  2011 “Identity” Festival Gnafala, Museum Soufli, Greece  2011 ” Art Kudos international exhibition”  2011 Biennale of Chianciano, at the Chianciano Art Museum, Tuscany, Italy 2011 with artAz, “Surprise 3” Nikos

2010 “The Odyssey Within” Agora Gallery, New York

2010 Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair, Faliro Pavilion, (TaeKwonDo) Athens 2010 “2010 Taipei International Art Exhibition”, X – Power Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan 2010 “Antidaneio” (re borrow) at The Aegean Center of Fine Arts, Parikia Paros, Cyclades, Greece  2010 “Unwrap your mind” Gallery That, Hong Kong 2010 X-Power gallery at Revolution Art Fair, Taipei City Taiwan 2010 “From The Dust” Icosahedron Gallery, New York 2010 “Conventional Wisdom” Icosahedron Gallery, New York

Here the catalogue from her latest solo exhibition running until the 22/10 at Gallery7 in Kolonaki, Athens Greece.

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