Vicky Christou's work explores the illusionary play between colour, proportion, and pattern. Christou constructs a dimensional surface by meticulously applying layers of lines of acrylic paint by hand. The accumulated paint lines create an optical play between colour, form and space. Christou’s highly textured surfaces defy traditional distinctions between painting, sculpture and craft.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Christou immigrated to Canada in 1969 and is a graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She lives and works in East Vancouver.