POST-COVID-19 ERA exhibition artist | Angelika Prapa
Take me away, oil on canvas, 17x12cm, 2020
The post -COVID 19 era just increased my personal field of interest, which includes my ideal environment, the desired place but also the hidden place in which I wish to exist. The whole COVID experience just intensified the need to reconsider the way I used to live. I had to reevaluate, and find what is worth living for.
I choose to express myself by painting landscapes which include particles of life nature painting with imaginative elements. My work is based on the Romantic painting Tradition ,in which a landscape appears as a state of mind - the reflection of beliefs, longings and fears of a single individual.
What is going wrong? oil on canvas, 20x30cm, 2020
Just the two of us, oil on canvas, 50x35cm, 2020
Skies, open horizons, birds, trees and plants seem to come from a fairytale rather than from the present day reality, but I also try to use unorthodox particles and techniques, so that I can upset the balance.
To increase the effect of the ethereal feeling, I choose to mix a figurative approach with parts of a more abstract touch. I tried in my works to combine the need of peaceful living (which we are looking for), and at the same time create a certain feeling of restlessness (which we experience now).
I am Mr. Lonely, oil on canvas, 80x60cm, 2020
Are we alone? oil on canvas, 100x150cm, 2020
Who is coming? oil on linen, 180x140cm, 2020
Angelika Prapa was born in Graz, Austria, and was raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. After her studies in Comparative Literature and Psychology, she followed a professional career in writing and editing didactic and psychological-medical books. Her initial academic career included collaborations with well-known institutions, such as the Goethe Institute and the German School of Thessaloniki, but her interest in painting led her to the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, where she graduated with excellence. She participated in a number of group exhibitions and has given three personal exhibitions.
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