Inspired by her own encounters with other people, Nikolaidou's body of work is exploring gender and sexuality through the iconography of the human body.
In her practice, she cherishes everyday social life. Her fictional characters chill, sit and chat; sometimes they hang out in groups and sometimes they enjoy a moment of solitude. She mostly uses exaggerated colours, lines and forms attempting to subvert expectations and perceptions of the human body, creating "luminous" paintings that incorporate vibrant colours in both figures and spaces.
Through her abstract figuration and layered portraits, Nikolaidou invites the viewer to rethink how bodies behave in relationships, and to focus on the way they inhabit spaces they live in. She depicts the human body, starting from the inner soul and moving to the outside image. With the "Emotion lines" exhibition, Nikolaidou is portraying figures in a way that challenges the audience's perception, leaving some sort of narrative to be created by the viewer afterwards.
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