Alexia A. Koudigkeli
Alexia Koudigkeli was born in 1996 in Athens. She graduated from the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation of Athens College in 2014 while studying from 2010 to 2014 in Merso Art School under the tutoring of Despina Sevasti. She then completed her studies in London at the University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2018. In 2021 she held her first solo exhibition at Agathi-Kartalos Art Gallery in the last years she has showcased her work in Athens College as well as in various group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. Her works are in private collections in Europe and America. The artist lives and works in Athens, constantly creating new pieces for upcoming projects and exhibitions.
My paintings serve a similar purpose to my dreams, as they both have a symbolic meaning attached to them. I paint how I feel.
The overall theme of my artworks is expressionist figures. Sometimes I place them in urban scenes and some others I paint them individually. In my work I portray situations and settings with the intention of freezing time and collecting the emotion of that moment. Photography is often a starting point to my painting process, but only black and white pictures can influence my work. I find coloured photographs too distracting, as I like the colour palette of each piece to be intuitive and to reflect upon the moment depicted.
Light is a key element in my work. The natural light, or the light that comes from within. I use acrylic paint overall, but when it comes to adding the light in the synthesis of each work, I always use golden, silver or copper spray paint in order to enrich the artwork. The golden strokes have become a characteristic element of my work, adding not only texture but also character to my paintings.