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xristastavrou

Who am I?

Personal Details

Artist Statement

My art is a form of expression and an extension of my personality. I started dabbling in art from a very young age. I have always had a piece of paper and a pencil in my hand. My work «Little Lady», always brings back childhood memories. My creative mind never stops; I’m continuously informed on the new trends in contemporary art and everything around me is an inspiration to my work. I am an extremely visceral person and in many ways I put myself wholeheartedly into each design. I never focus on specific art styles as I do not want to frame myself within a particular kind of technique and be more loyal to my own feelings. Different mediums always allow me to express different ideas. During research new areas of interest arise and lead to my next work. My work «Colors» was an inspiration from my T-Shirt Collection 2016/17. For the past 20 years my work has almost always rooted in a personal mash-up of feelings and moments. Although there may not always be material similarities, they are linked by the richness of imagination and perfectionistic details. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each design my philosophy is consistent. Each work often consists of multiple sketches, in a range of different media and meanings and ‘Communication’ with my audience is mostly what I have in mind when I paint. I never have hidden messages and I love it when viewers express different emotional reactions and perceptions for each work

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Proud Of

Projects and News

2012 April

Volunteer Experience

Logo Design
Graphic Design

Cyprus Association for children with cancer and related diseases "One Dream One Wish"

Has been given the opportunity to help the Association whose members give everyday their services voluntarily and selflessly to those children suffering from cancer. Designed the Organization logo in both Greek and English version including all the complete Stationary elements (pens, cups, shirts, diary, stickers, posters etc.).

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2012 July

Cooperation

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Silk Screen Printing

Etherial Glamour Skull T-Shirt Collection

Product Manager
Had an amazing proposal by the owner of the Etherial Brand www.etherial.eu, to be the Designer creator of the Etherial new product Collection. Rock and Roll Skull T-Shirts for men and women. You may find below a video from the presentation of the launching of Collection 2012.

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2013 February

Volunteer Experience

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Silk Screen Printing

T-Shirt "Be a Hero" Collection Designed for The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

Xrista Damianou Stavrou (Digital & Design artist) and Etherial' s collaboration ticks the boxes for fashion cool and social awareness supporting the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) hence with their collaboration on the T-shirt collection "Be a Hero" it takes the association to another level and pushes the T-shirt in to a new realm of desirability. The skull silkscreen printed designs have quirky mix of colors and fabrics. The T-Shirt comes in a deluxe super-long length with printed on rosaries lends them a tender and almost romantic touch.

Stand out; feel the charm; with these elements of luxury and totally affordable T-Shirts. For the complete "Be a Hero" Collection, this can be found on the following link http://www.etherial.eu/news-details/ were 10% of all proceeds are donated towards the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF). There is also a limited edition of T-Shirts from the collection priced at €65 of which ALL proceeds from the purchased T-Shirts will go to PASYKAF also available online.

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2013 September

Competition

Graphic Design
Create a Visual Symbol

CWOF Cyprus Walk of Fame LTD (Cyprus), CBSW and Sons LTD

Had been participated to the Design contest for the "Visual symbol of the Cyprus Walk of Fame" and had received the first prize as the first out of 50 participants around the word.

A Brief Description of my design

The golden textured star!
I choose the colour gold which is the colour of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance. Gold is generous and giving, compassionate and loving, is the colour of the winner. Confident, passionate and eye-catching, gold always draws attention to itself. This will help to stand out easily out on the street. Gold is a warm colour that can be shiny, glistening and happy. The use of Granite that never stains or etches like marble is to give the feeling of an ancient rock piece that reminds our country history and richness. Regarding the star of a private person and a sponsor accordingly, my idea was to create a different symbol/ icon with the same theme, include the star on the whole design concept, simply because the award for those categories have a unique and different meaning. The crown is among other things, a mark of honor. An honor to those who offered.

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2013 October

Fashion Show/ Volunteer Experience

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Product Manager

Etherial Collection S/S 2014 - Elite Fashion Shows in Cyprus

Designed the new Etherial Collection Men/ Woman S/S14 and taking part at the Elite Fashion Show/ Famagusta Gate in Nicosia were she presented her whole Collection and at the same time support the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF).

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2014 June

Fashion Show/ Volunteer Experience

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Product Manager

Etherial T-Shirt Collection SS 2015

Designed the New Etherial Men/ Women S/S15 Collection and took part at the biggest Fashion Show in Nicosia, at the Presidential House.

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2015 April

Group Exhibition

EKATE

The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (E.KA.T.E.)

Honorary Event By House of Representatives for E.KA.TE. Members / Honorary Members Exhibition and Reception of E.KA.TE. at Famagusta Gate. All works will be available for sale. 50% of sales will belong to the Association of Cancer Patients and Relatives of the General Hospital, ELAZO.

2015 May

Day of the Dead 2016

Amber Lotus Publishing

Day of the Dead 2016 - Sugar Skulls

Xrista's Skull Art Queen has been selected by Amber Lotus Publishing Ltd. to be featured on the amazing Day of the Dead Calendar 2016, http://www.amazon.com/Day-Dead-2016-Wall-Calendar/ among the top accomplished artists such as Brandon Maldonado, Jennifer Kuhns, The Little Friends of Printmaking, and Craig Watkins.

Calendar Description: Day of the Dead sugar skulls appear on everything from apparel to jewelry and tattoos. The Day of the Dead: Sugar Skulls wall calendar features fantastic Día de los Muertos pop culture icons in stunning paintings, vector art, and screen-printed posters. This is a vibrant tribute to life and a living Mexican folk tradition. The Calendar will be available in July 2015.

2015 December

Aygo Wrap & Drive

Toyota Cyprus

Aygo Contest Wrap & Drive

She had been participated to the Design contest for Toyota Cyprus the "Aygo Contest Wrap & Drive" and had received the first prize as the first out of all participants around.
Facebook Reference: https://www.facebook.com/toyotacyprus/

Participants had the opportunity to design and decorate the exterior of the new Aygo any way they like! Aimed for graphic designers or anyone who loves to be creative and knows how to work with a designer programme such as Photoshop or Illustrator. The winner will drive a brand new Toyota Aygo for free, for one whole year, with their very own replica design specially prepared by Dickran Ouzounian & Co. Ltd. adorning the exterior of the car.

2016 May

Skull Sourcebook 2016

Race Point Publishing

Skull Sourcebook 2016

Xrista's Skull Art Queen has been selected by Race Point Publishing, New York, to be featured on the amazing Skull Sourcebook 2016, among the top accomplished artists such as Damien Hirst and George Ioannou.

Book Description: Delve deep into the ancient secrets of the skull and how the lasting icon affects the world today. You see them in your dreams, representing death, mortality, or consciousness, Capuchin monks decorated with thousands, Shakespeare's Hamlet held one, and Alexander McQueen made it a fashion statement. Skulls are one of the oldest symbols of our world, rich with cultural resonance and significance. From the origins of Aztec skull art and the Jolly Roger that was hoisted on pirate flags to the sugar skull for Mexico's Day of the Dead, skulls have a wealth of source history and, of course, a long line of artistic tradition. Skull Sourcebook features hundreds of different skull images and artworks through history, and author Adele Nozedar deeply explores their iconic significance. Discover meanings, stories, and lore behind the skull and ponder dozens of artistic examples of skulls in art, tattoos, music, literature, fashion, and more. Accompanied with works by famous artists like Damien Hirst and George Ioannou, the Skull Sourcebook is a varied and eclectic collection of one of the world's most-recognized symbols.

The Book will be available in May 2016.

2016 Dec

Book Illustration

Elias Epiphaniou Publications

Christmas Book Illustration for children

Has been successfully illustrated a children’s book http://www.xristastavrou.com/XS/Work/Drawings/.

Book Description: Full color pages with digital illustrations. A lovely Christmas story for children ages 4-7. The story is about Booby the teddy bear and his very special Christmas. A letter to Santa Claus, a puzzle and a lot of gifts and surprises!.

Available to buy online at: https://sites.google.com/site/eliasepiphanioupublications/.

2017 May

Day of the Dead 2018

Amber Lotus Publishing

Day of the Dead 2018 - Sugar Skulls

Xrista's Skull Art Queen with Butterflies has been selected by Amber Lotus Publishing Ltd. to be featured on the amazing Day of the Dead Calendar 2018 among the top accomplished artists in the world.

Calendar Description: Day of the Dead sugar skulls appear on everything from apparel to jewelry and tattoos. The Day of the Dead: Sugar Skulls wall calendar features fantastic Día de los Muertos pop culture icons in stunning paintings, vector art, and screen-printed posters. This is a vibrant tribute to life and a living Mexican folk tradition. The Calendar will be available in July 2017.

2018 Jan

ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

THE ARTBOX.GALLERY Switzerland

ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

Xrista has been accepted by the Jury for the ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0 with her ARTS "Grandma" and "Colors" and will be shown at the ARMORY ARTWEEKS NEW YORK, 5th-16th of March.

Certifications received: "GRANDMA" and "COLORS".

My Education

Education & Awards

1994 September - 1997 June

University of the Arts
London

Computer Design

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design

(One of very few Cypriots accepted into the 2nd year).
Includes Illustration, Photography, A/V Production, Packaging and general Graphics. Successfully completed a cartoon animation for Interflora.

1992 September - 1994 June

Frederick Institute of Technology

Graphic Arts

H.N.D in Graphic Art and Advertising Design.

Received a full scholarship at Frederick University for the academic year 1993-1994 as first among all academic-year students and the Highest Average mark in graduating class.

1989 September - 1994 June

HONORS & AWARDS

Arts

My early Recognition

1993 - Frederick Institute of Technology
Received a full scholarship for the Academic Year 1993-1994 as the first out of 28 first year Graphic Students in 1992-1993.

1992 - B' Kykkos Lyceum
Prize for the Highest Performance in Technical Drawing.
Prize for excellent performance in History of Art and Technical Drawing.

1990 - The Cyprus National Committee on the occasion of the European day of schools.
Commendation for participation in the art competition held in 1990.

1989 - Engomi Gymnasium
Honorary Diploma for contribution to the subject of art and for having excelled in this subject.

September 2013 - CWOF Cyprus Walk of Fame LTD (Cyprus), CBSW and Sons LTD
Has been participated to the Design contest for the "Visual symbol of the Cyprus Walk of Fame" and had received the first prize as the first out of 50 participants around the word.

References

  • Marcus Platrides

    Etherial Director

    I imperative once again to express my gratitude to xrista for the quick response and the high level of professionalism and quality of work , which have been the springboard for one excellent cooperation and an excellent aesthetic results and brought an air of freshness and renewal the product range of the company Etherial. Her passion about art and her proven talent, have magnetized the first my interest.

  • Sarah Kyprianou

    Fashion Columnist

    Xrista Stavrou the voice of today's contemporary culture using digital design in the most impressive forms of art on clothes and much more. Though there is one thing for sure; digital art itself is a technical approach though it takes skills to get ahead in its process as well as talently put together ideas such as these and others previously seen during the latest showcase back in November 2013 from award winning artist in digital design art; Xrista Stavrou. A mastermind that marries style and luxury with a lavish technical innovation.

  • Male Fashion Trends

    Blog Site

    One of the most transgressive designers in the fashion scene in Cyprus, Xrista Stavrou, award winning artist in digital design art, launching a secondary line to its namesake brand, Ethereal refers to the new type of prints posing in shirts with prints military inspired tattoos and details urban art.

  •   Evridiki  

    Singer Artist

    The three project designs were chosen among many others according to my taste and aesthetics. All designs of Xrista Stavrou were amazing anyway as well as the rest of her T-Shirt Collection.

What I'm best at

Skills & Knowledge

Software

Photoshop 100%
Adobe Illustrator 100%
Corel Painter 2017 100%
Sketchbook 100%
Adobe Fireworks 90%
Microsoft Expression Web 95%

Language Skills

Greek
Advanced
English
Advanced

Knowledge

  • Illustration Design
  • Vector Illustration
  • T-shirt Designs
  • Digital Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Brand Development
  • Visual Styling
  • Photo manipulation skills
  • Digital Painting
  • Photo Composition
  • Good sense of Typography
  • Portrait Retouching
  • Fine Art
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Design

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