Art on a Postcard x War Child UK 2024 Part I

23 APRIL 2024 - 07 MAY 2024
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113. Chrysa Kanari

Nobody's Child

Oil paint and pastels on paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

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Chrysa Kanari (b.2002) is a Cypriot painter currently based in London. Her painting practice explores the aesthetics of human atrocity. She paints stories of pain that confront the viewer with the rotten and criminal aspect of the human condition-war, crime, murder. She uses painting as an investigative tool to create a space for a reinvestigation and renegotiation of history and memory. Through the unconventional use of colour, dramatic use of light and bold composition, her aim is to create powerful scenes that captivate the viewer in a contemplation of pain and to showcase the expressive capacity of paint to convey the intensity of human emotion.


2024 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2023 BA Hons Fine Art, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Select Exhibitions/Awards


2023 Freelands Foundation Painting Prize, Freelands Foundation, London, UK


2019 Solo exhibition, Disturbia, Beat Bazar, Limassol, CY

2020 Group exhibition, Identity, Exhibit 8, Limassol, CY

2022 Group exhibition, Adaptation, The Storey, Lancaster, UK

2022 Group exhibition, Paramorfosis, Exhibit 8, Limassol, CY

2023 Group exhibition, Disruption, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK

2023 Degree Show, Disruption, LICA, Lancaster, UK

2023 Group exhibition, Freelands Painting Prize 2023, Freelands Foundation, London, UK

2023 Group exhibition, If you are lost this is where you can be found, Safehouse 2, London, UK

2023-24 Group exhibition, Sadness is But a Wall Between Two Gardens, DanielBenjaminGallery,London, UK

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork

The scenes I have painted may look like folk tale, but don’t let that fool you. They tell a real story about our reality, one which we choose to ignore. The subjects in my paintings are the displaced, the rejected, the forsaken. They have been deemed as abject; told that they don’t belong nor here nor there. They have been violently stripped of their human value. This mini series is about that very fine line when a human is deemed not-worthy of humanism and becomes collateral damage”

You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do.

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