"Contemporary artist , abstract figurative paintings with elements of pop art, vivid colors, world wide excibitions."Charoula Nikolaidou is a visual artist based in Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated with an Integrated Master’s degree 9,62/10 (Excellent) from Visual and Applied Arts of Aristotle University, in 2010. She has exhibited across London, Paris, Geneva, Spain ( Marbella, Madrid), Iowa USA, Cyprus, Mykonos, Thessaloniki, Athens.Her work has evolved greatly in style since graduating and has given way to more abstracted, complex and narrative luminous paintings, but the focus on the figure remains a common thread. Charoula’s subjects are depicted in a fantastical, often dreamy tableaux, with vivid colors and semi-abstract figures. There are references to traditional figurative painting, both historic and contemporary: Matisse, Egon Schiele and Francis Bacon are readily recalled. Through her artwork, she manifests the poetry of painting as a cathartic value against agony. Her work has been collected extensively in private collections worldwide.