Rafaella Christoforou, born in Cyprus in 1991, has studied BA (Hons) Fine Arts at University for the Creative Arts, before gaining her MA Curatorial Practice at UCA, where she has awarded with a scholarship. In 2014 Rafaella became an ICR Recreate Scholar of the UK and France. She has exhibited and curated group and solo exhibitions internationally such as Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, Dubai, Greece, New York, Spain, Austria etc. Rafaella worked as an Academic Fine Arts Tutor at a college in Cyprus after finishing her studies. From 2017 since today she is the Fine Art Tutor and Creative Director of the Atelier of Arts in Cyprus.
Rafaella’s creative background founded mostly, in contemporary art, some of her artworks can create a dialogue between conceptual, abstract and surreal art. Much of her works and exhibi-tions has a major discussion an exploration of the textual language in art both written and met-aphorically. In both content and process of her art, she is interested in the trouble and misun-derstanding of language. The artist tends to paint the feeling of writing and the emotion of a letter by hand; she is focusing in the process of writing as much in the genesis of the new some-times ‘creature’ but sometimes unknown. Rafaella works in the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, metalwork, textual language, calligraphy, poetry although her artworks have spanned a variety of alternative media’s including film, live performances, 3D steel installations, kinetic in-stallations, video art. She defines herself ‘as the painter of writing and as the writer of painting’. As someone said, at this stage of her career, this is her greatest, more authentic and realistic obsession in which the artist has…