While Los Angeles born and based multidisciplinary artist and curator Ariana Papademetropoulos may create large scale dreamscapes, her works have roots in realism. She paints watercolours reimagined from photographs she takes, in order to interrogate how reality can toy with our perception. “In my work, I explore the psychology of architecture, and why we subconsciously associate certain feelings with specific spaces,” Papademetropoulos explains. The artist also explores patriarchal domesticity, and her work is driven constantly by an LA aesthetic.
Since her first group show in 2015, Papademetropoulos has participated in and curated multiple group and solo exhibitions, as well as at art fairs including Frieze London, Frieze New York, and the Armory NYC. In 2018 she showed Sunken Garden at London’s experimental Soft Opening gallery, which invited viewers into a world of seductive domesticity with works that were a surreal version of a post-war Americana catalogue.
“My next series of paintings will combine domestic interior design with mythology, drawing parallels between the two places I'm from, Los Angeles and Greece,” she explains. The painter also has a solo show at The Breeder in Athens opening in September 2019, and is planning to publish her first book with Soft Opening this year.