Loula Leventi was born in Athens, where she lives and works as a photographer and visual artist. The production of photographic imagery is central to her work, with emphasis on the surreal-narrative element. Through visual puns that have their own special metalanguage, she flirts with the conceptual dimension of the technical image. On 2015 she creates the brand ” A Totem für Elita ” wishing to create a bridge between art and fashion and define the silk scarf as a canvas to unfold her visual adventures. Using a variety of media -ranging from photography and writing to hand drawing-she explores the essence of personal storytelling with references from world mythology and history, in constant dialogue with contemporary pop culture. The result of this endeavor are silky images that stand out both as wearable objects and as installations in space.
It is about a deal, an agreement, a conspiracy between ”things” that touch each other with their edges and nature so a kind of movement is transmitted, as their properties and their effects are transmitted. Α common way of life is imposed, a pluralistic system is created. A cosmos. A cosmos -a world, that forms a chain with itself, as Michel Foucault explains. A cosmos that must fold towards itself, to reflect on itself, to chain it together so that things can look like each other. My intention is to connect things, to bring together things that were not meant to meet, or find themselves in the same place. Impossible affinities is the topic of this visual dialogue and a series of works. Through a decorative anarchy, symbols appear creating a reality that springs out with a special entropy of an increasing tendency. I use photography as a special kind of make up. A make up that somehow cancels the reality of my selected heroes, of my building materials only to recreate it.
“My intention is to connect things that never intended to meet.”
“Impossible Affinities ”
Mixed media photography
Fine art paper on dibond
Edition of 7 & 1 artist’s proof
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Alex in Wonderland, ACT II:
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.