Eugenia Loli’s collages make for a surreal, uncanny effect. Originally from Greece, and now based in California the self-proclaimed “modern vintage collage artist” makes intricate works that present complicated narratives.
“It’s important for me to ‘say’ something with my artwork, so for the vast majority of my work there’s a meaning behind them,” writes the artist. “I usually do this via presenting a ‘narrative’ scene in my collages, like there’s something bigger going on than what’s merely depicted.”
“Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it’s horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it’s chill. I leave it to the viewer’s imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot.” Indeed, scrolling through her Instagram page, there’s a lot to be left to the imagination.
Intrigued by the medium of collage itself, Loli told Forth Magazine that it’s its surrealness that draws her in. “It’s neither pure photography, nor pure illustration,” she explained. “It comes with both its pluses and its disadvantages.” But with features in TONS of publications (anything from the New Yorker to GQ and Oprah Magazine), it’s clear that her artwork has more ups than downs.
Take a look at some of her work below.