Afrodite PapadouliBack to artists
While using vibrant colors, Afrodite Papadouli depicts everyday life- either working on portraits or on landscapes,
elevating it to a poetical dimension.
Afrodite Papadouli studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts under the supervision of Yannis Psychopedis. While still being a student she was distinguished in a local competition on the project of the refurbishment of Piraeus, station and subsequently she won the prize in a major competition on the introduction of the euro currency entitled ‘’Painting the
Euro’’. She graduated in 2002 and has showed her work in numerous exhibitions in Greece, London and NY . Her most recent shows were a participation in The Talented Art Fair, and an event in The Mess Room of Saatchi Gallery, both in London, 2020.
Her materials are acrylics, sometimes oil colors on canvas, cotton or linen fabric, and ink or watercolors on watercolor paper - aiming to express the inner world, while never missing a heartbeat in their conversation with the viewer. To Afrodite Papadouli, all art is a breath of life. In her painting there is an editing of everyday life narration and this is completed through a most poetical dimension. She has an inclination towards depicting dreams, mythology, favorite destinations. So, it is figurative art with a magical realism perspective. Her influences in painting vary from Lautrec’s cabaret dancers to Van Gogh’s luminous landscapes. She equally likes some great Greek painters of the past, like
Yiannis Tsarouchis and Konstantinos Maleas and many European painters, such as Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin etc.In her point of view, art cannot be strained due to political situation, as it is a catharsis of all sorts of misfortunes. There have always been dark periods in history, and art has always served as a leading light to humanity.
In 2012 she was invited to participate in a global exhibition, in Broadway Gallery, NY. There have been several publications
on Afrodite Papadouli’s work : Important World Artists, vol.1, Aesthetica, issue 64, House & Garden, June, July, August 2019 -the Art Edit