Apostolou Eugenia (1954)

She was born in Sudan to Greek parents and settled in Greece in 1960. She studied in London at the Central School of Art and Design (1974-1978) and the Royal College of Art, (1979-1982), under P. De Francia, W. Turnbull et al.
In Memories-Juxtapositions-Confessions, her first solo exhibition (Desmos gallery, 1984), the enlarged congenial objects alluding to personal memories constituted the dominant figurative element. Her painting shifted gradually towards abstraction, while her interest is focused on the colour processing of surfaces, and on the dialogue between the artwork and space. However, her pursuits continued to evolve around an inner relationship with things and the natural world.
Her work highlights the expressive qualities of colour as a visual multifunctional element, through a reflective approach towards the act of painting. The tonal gradations, the sense of motion rendered by the relief-like texture of the material and the rhythmic arrangement of monochromatic or polychromatic surfaces do not function as mere formalist suggestions, but as essential choices made in the context of a broader intellectual process. As far as her installations are concerned, the innate continuity among artworks redefines the spatial dynamics and enables the viewer to connect with the artwork. Her research fields are indicated through each section's titles, i.e., Seascapes (1989), Flux (1992), Silent ways (1995) Red-light district (1997), Towards white (2002), Limits (2007), etc.
She often organizes solo exhibitions and participates in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. For instance, she participated in the International Art Exposition (New York City, 1986) and in the Elytron group exhibition, organized in the context of the 46th Venice Biennale (1995). In 2009, she organized a retrospective exhibition at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki). This exhibition was moved to Athens in 2010 (Alex Mylonas Museum) and in 2012 it received an award by the Greek section of AICA.