Eva Poulopoulou

Self-portrait with Bird

Material: Oil on canvas
Size: 40 x 50 cm

Birds used to be messengers in the ancient world, mediators between the human and the supernatural realm. Birds tell stories of lightness and freedom. Birds can see the world from high above, they can see the big picture or better yet, the whole picture. This image came to me (just like a bird) at a moment of insight, understanding, and inspiration.
I am an artist and architect with a background in 3D animation, based in Amsterdam, NL. For a significant part of my projects, I rely heavily on computer-aided design and digital image. The work shown here represents a shift in my art, a return to the origins. I am currently focusing on the exploration of painting and printmaking techniques, following the need to create my own tangible post-digital universe. Drawing from psychology, mythology and philosophy, my work is centered around the human being and the way it relates to the world. My art is instinctive, spontaneous, and explorative, based on observation and personal experience. My purpose is to communicate subtly, creating deep-rooted imagery that engages with the viewer on a subconscious level. I take a special interest in portraiture, looking to the exterior as a means to discover what lies within. My paintings are filled with hidden autobiographical elements, a personal code that connects to the collective experience.

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