Prodromos Charalampidis

Prodromos Charalampidis was born in 1987 in Thessaloniki and graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2020. He won the prize for the “Artist Book” «Invasion» from Mr. Christopher Hudson, publisher of
MoMA. He has also won a prize for his work in “150 years of Greek Railways”, from the OSE Museum in Athens.
The main focus of his art is the role of the image, the relationship between the image itself and its photographic depiction and, lastly, the resulting narrative from the continuous images (montage). His latest work R.I.P - Rest In Pool, mainly consists of a series of paintings. The need to view natural
landscapes away from the urban noise is transferred to the white canvas, making the paintings act as an
escape mechanism. These landscapes sometimes depict natural or man-made utopias and other times depict dark dystopian places. The subject is being enriched through the painting process. The water symbolizes the fountain of life or a mirror. The wild nature with its vast vegetation creates a feeling of exoticism. Some signs of civilization
(pools and fireplaces) act as a metaphor for human interference. Man is present (despite his absence) via
the architectural interventions and the disastrous blaze that seems to be out of control. The house owner does not appear anywhere. The viewers are also outside of the scene, displaced from the landscape. The “final cut” of these fragmented pictures is performed by the viewers through their personal perceptions and experiences.
He has participated in over twenty group exhibitions and his work can be found in significant private collections, including the Giorgos Vogiatzoglou Collection and the Christos Christofis Collection.
He lives and works in Nicosia and Athens.

Prodromos Charalampidis selfportrait ink