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.
- 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
Artistic Related Activities
- 2008 Exhibition at the college of AKTO
-2018 “Transcendental realities” Myro Gallery Thessaloniki Greece
-2018 “Transcendental realities” Rivabella Art Gallery Lugano Switzerland
-2018 Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair Toronto Canada
-2017 Clio Art Fair New York
-2017 Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair Toronto Canada
-2016 Nothing remains the same Gallery7 Athens
- 2013 "In Man's Land" at Gallery 7, Kolonaki Athens, Greece
- 2012 Parallax Art Fair, London UK.
- 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
2018 ArtBox project New York 1.0
2017 Surprise VIII ArtAz Athens Greece
2017 Concept Gallery Spetses Greece
2017 Art Basel 1.0 Art Box Projects
2017 International Artist Award X-Power Gallery Taipei Taiwan
2017 X-Power Gallery, Art Revolution Contemporary Art Fair, Taipei Taiwan
2017 Galeria Arte Borgo Rome
2017 La Dame Gallery London
2016 Ashoka Greece Los Angeles USA
2016 La Dame Gallery London
2016 La Dame Gallery London (2)
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