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18 Oct

Kim? Eugenia Loli

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Who is Eugenia Loli?

I’m Eugenia. I grew up in Greece, but I’ve also lived in Germany and UK. These days I live in California. I’ve been a (terrible) nurse, a computer programmer, a (rather successful) technology journalist, and a filmmaker. In April 2012, after I had just finished an animated music video, I decided to try collaging after the knowledge I gathered from making the animation. I got hooked ever since! Here is a short list of my publications so far.

Some random tidbits: I love sci-fi and sushi. I’m a major geek. I’m a (gluten-free) Paleo dieter for life, since I credit it for saving it after 10 years of major health problems. Finally, I’m an INFP.

Do you have an artist’s statement?

“Eugenia Loli originated in the technology sector, but she left that impersonal world behind in order to build new, exciting worlds via her art. Her collages, with the help of the title, often include a teasing, visual narrative, as if they’re a still frame of a surreal movie. The viewers are invited to make up the movie’s plot in their mind.”

How do you make your collages?

I start by finding a “base” image, and then I sort of build around it. Sometimes I have a concrete idea of what I want to do, and sometimes I leave the images to fit together by themselves. Sometimes, after a lot of juxtaposing, the “base” image might not even be part of the final collage. Most of the time, I try to “say” something important via my art, but other times it’s just about doodling.

What are your influences?

I got into collage because I loved Julien Pacaud’s illustrations, but it was Kieron “Cur3es” Cropper who became my main influence. The guy’s a genius. Bryan “Glass Planet” Olson and David Delruelle are also influences of mine. From the older artists, I’d have to say, Magritte. However, I collage on many different styles: from “pop” to dada, and from modern illustrations to traditional surrealism. I don’t believe that artists should “find their style”. That’s artistic death. If I have a style, it’s probably some “meta” aspect of it (e.g. the sarcasm that I usually employ in my collages), rather than something visual.

Why do you give away your art?

While I maintain an online store for those who like the convenience, I still give away the full resolutions of most of my artworks under the various liberal Creative Commons licenses. So theoretically, people can print them at home for free. I believe that art loses its true value when it becomes fully commercial, because the artist then tries to please the latest visual fashion or the wishes of his customers. How am I supposed to describe you who am I, when that has a price? It’s an oxymoron. Art should be shared freely.

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İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Reklamcılık bölümünden mezun olduktan sonra University of The Arts London ve Chelsea College’da iletişim ve medya üzerine eğitim aldı. Çeşitli yayınlarda yıllardır kültür-sanat, sinema, müzik, seyahat, dekorasyon ve gastronomi alanlarında editörlük yapmanın yanı sıra, markalara ve kişilere dijital iletişim danışmanlığı, yaratıcı içerik ve kurumsal blog yönetimi, kurumsal dergi yaptığı işlerden bazıları. Yazı İşleri Müdürü ve Kurumsal İletişim Sorumlusu olarak çalıştığı Büyük Kulüp'ten ayrıldıktan sonra Kurucu Ortağı olduğu Beyoğlu Creative'i hayata geçirdi. Yeni projeler tasarlamaya ve çeşitli platformlarda yazmaya devam ediyor.

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