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Athena Anastasiou

My paintings are continual explorations of colour, form and texture. I am currently investigating how far I can stretch the form whilst still portraying the essence and energy of a person or place.  All of my work has an underlying interest in empowerment through imagery and written word. For my solo show “Living in to your Portrait”, I focused on painting peoples “Giant” self, exploring how if we focus on what we want more than what we don’t want, it starts to become our reality.

Another element to my work is that I like to make the mundane - magical, using bright vivacious colours, painting in hot pink skies, for example. Some of my landscapes and scenes lean towards the fantastical. Into places we have not visited, yet we feel connected to. Insinuating a dream, deja vu or another life, a play between our reality and other worlds.

Athena's Background

Athena is an art scholar and post graduate from Central St Martins, and is best known for her vibrant and eclectic large scale oil paintings produced from her studio in Dalston, East London. 

She is currently represented by Asylum Artist Management, Amar Gallery (Curated), WhyNotArt & Saatchi Art.

She has exhibited in numerous group shows around London, Portugal and Morocco and is a keen advocate for the emerging art scene in London. Athena is the Founder of a pop up Art Gallery and collective called “Meet The Artists” that has represented over 100 emerging artists from London.

Two areas of exploration for the artist are empowerment and community; how we can unite cultures through the revolutionary tool of ART