Christoforou’s practice revolves around four main elements of interest: line, colour, form and layers. By combining these components, she aims to create a flip between the two and three dimensional within a flat surface. The use of balance, repetition and symmetry within the work enables her to construct compositions of forms that create a sense of distortion and perspective. Materiality is an important aspect of Christoforou’s practice as she has become aware of the capability and physicality of paint, as it is the most manipulative medium for the outcomes she want to achieve in terms of movement and texture.
Nicola Christoforou (b. 1994, Leeds) graduated from the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins in 2016. Recent exhibitions include: Primary, Filet Gallery, London, (2017); Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester, (2017); Plant/Grow/Make/Eat, Munro House Gallery, Leeds, (2017); Ones to Watch, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds, (2017); From the Studio Floor, Guild Hall, Cambridge, (2016); Degree Show One, CSM, London, (2016); Do Disturb, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, (2016); I’m So Tired, CSM, London, (2016); Paint By Number, The Brunswick, Leeds, (2016).nicolachristoforou.co.uk