Greek painter Afrodite Papadouli uses strong, vibrant colours to depict everyday life- either working on portraits or on landscapes, elevating it to a poetical dimension.
She often uses acrylics, sometimes oil colours on canvas, cotton or linen fabric, and ink or watercolours on watercolour paper - aiming to express the inner world of the artist, while never missing a heartbeat in their conversation with the viewer.
To Afrodite Papadouli, all art is a breath of life.
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’’.
After the graduation in 2002 her work evolved rapidly into expressionistic trends with striking colours and strong contrasts. She would break the form quite often and she would choose her subject instinctively.
She has presented a series of themes , in a total of 8 personal and numerous group exhibitions based on both reality and imagination often blending the two into a magical realism, her themes and ideas springing from childhood ,fairy tales, dreams, trivial aspects from everyday life and the endless energy one can discover in nature.
Within these subjects she can express freely and effortlessly her instant emotions in glowing lively colours.
Moreover, she teaches in primary education classes
2017 MICAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATION, ATHENS
2016 ART ATHINA
2015 ART LINKS-Make a Wish, gallery 7, Athens
2015 ART ATHINA
2015 Digital Presentation Vanguard Visionaries, Art Platform NYC
2014 Art and Madness, Melina Merkouri
2014 Santorini Biennale
2014 ART ATHINA
2012 Broadway Gallery, New York
2010 Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London
2008 Gallery 7, Athens
2006 Art Philo Gallery, London
2006 Exhibition for the Human Rights, Athens
2005,2004 Christina Karella
2001 Painting the Euro, Athens
2001 ‘’Piraeus-Port-Station’’, Electric Railways, Piraeus
2017 Hellenic Centre, London
2014 Gallery 7, Athens
2011 Gallery 7, Athens
2009 Bedfordbury Gallery, Covent Garden, London
2009 Gallery 7, Athens
2008 Giomisti Kefali, Sifnos ,Greece
2007 Gallery7, Athens
2005, 2003 Gallery Christina Karella , Athens
Aesthetica Magazine, The Art and Culture Magazine, issue 58
Important World Artists, vol. 1
NY Arts Magazine , vol.19, summer 2012