Stella Voulgaraki - Viopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and currently resides in Athens. She holds a degree in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Although, she was absorbed by her own personal business and career, she kept herself occupied with painting, her big undeclared love, which finally completely won over her. She has attended two years of workshop meetings, with the painter Stelios Maromatis, who was actually the man who inspired her and sparked her interest to this type of art. She also attended another two years of private sketch lessons and then, she finally decided to continue by herself in search of creating an individual technique, which would better express her unique character.

 

Stella works in an abstract, mixed manner, using stucco and acrylic colours on canvas. Her main inspiration comes from her environment, which every season creates a different and outstanding combination of images and colours. When she paints she has the feeling that her spirit conquers her material, which guides her and gives form to her paintings throughout the alternation of her own feelings. Most of her paintings are scenes which, passing through a plethora of feelings, ideas and thoughts, get printed on the canvas, becoming spontaneously transformed. In some cases, the same motif gets printed under a different light and weather or other times throughout reversal reflections. It could be described as a thorough accident, in which the world of accidents, hides a conscious decision of colours and direction of the brush and the spatula. Nothing is either flat, or colourless. The refusal, the infelicity, the dismissal are standing out from the canvas and become more real through the use of stucco.

Her expressionistic scenes have vivid experiential clues of her personal life; have favourite and reborn colours, which have been optically experienced. For Stella, painting expresses everything that makes her happy, everything that hurts her and everything that depresses her.

 

Works of hers are part of the Museum of Nevada’s Art Collection, as well as other private collections in Greece and countries across the globe. Furthermore, her work has been included in several Art books, such as, the “International Contemporary Masters” and the “Art in Focus: The modern Masters”. In April 2018, she received the 'Woman Contemporary Art Award' by Musa International Art Space, in Madrid.

© STELLA VOULGARAKI - VIOPOULOS

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