Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Eugenia Loli Collages

Eugenia Loli is a collage artist and film maker who creates interesting and sometimes controversial or at least conversational pieces. Some are a bit gross or scary.

"...for the vast majority of my work there's a meaning behind them. I usually do this via presenting a "narrative" scene in my collages, like there's something bigger going on than what's merely depicted. Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it's horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it's chill. I leave it to the viewer's imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot. "
For example, read this detailed explanation of her Three Minutes to Nivana artwork. I love the way the new meaning or social comment can be made by combining images. Loli does this cleverly, blending images creatively to create new meaning. She achieves the "look twice" trick, which I love. I like the geometric cuts in some of the work making it look simple but still so effective in creating something new with a different meaning. It is also interesting how the titles of the works can change your perception of the concept, usually deepening the message. I think I also am attracted to her use of vintage looking images! You can buy her prints on her Etsy shop or her artwork on varies items here. I like so many of her works, so check out her page for more. Some are just so clever, but I didn't post.

Very clever and eye-catching works in her Farscapes series. I love how these works can have you staring at them working out all the different parts and the new landscape they create. I love the mix of scale too!
Elysian Fields
The Wreck
Objective-Obscurity series:
Mind-atleration Series:
Modern Citizen (Pothead)
Cature I and II (diptych)
Oh-L-amour series: I obviously love the negative space and depth tricks the galaxy/star pics play on the images as these were my favourites (always love a play with negative space!):
"Erinyes" triptych from New-Mythology series
Worshiped-Women series. So many more clever images in this series! Great meanings and comments on women in society!

Speech on past days
Rising Mountain
All-Fun-Games seriers: Again so many clever comments, only a few here:
Bloomed Joyride Too
Girl with Balloons- so simple but effective use of contrasting bright with B&W
Fabulous-Gentlemen series:

Faboosh, Part II 
I AM is Pondering the Self

Disappearing-Acts series:
CutOuts (decaptych)
The Droplet that Returned to the Ocean

Dry cleaning
Jungle City


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