Moursela Kleopatra

I was born in Athens in 1967. The last three years I work as an assistant professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts and I teach “Drawing & Painting”.

I studied Interior Design, Stage Design and Graphic Arts in Vakalo College.

I continued studying Fine Arts in Athens School of Fine Arts. I completed a two years Master degree and I continued by studying European Civilization.

I had 6 solo presentations of my work, and i participated in many group exhibitions such as the Biennale of Young Artists in Tunisia, Art Athina and many more until today.

I present my work at Gallery 7 in Athens, Alfa Gallery in Miami and Bos Fine Arts in Hague and Utrecht.
I worked as Art Teacher in Secondary Education from 1997 since 2014.

I was for four years coordinator for Arts at the Institute of Educational Policy in the Ministry of Education in Greece.

My Art works are in various collections.


About my Work

I create colored surfaces that structure a semantic frame with indefinite content onto canvas. Squares, quadrilaterals and interrelated shapes which form images of a multifaceted reality: a visual alternative to the world.

From the “indefinite” to the “concrete”, from the “focused” to the “unfocused” from the “individual” to the “collective”.

My painting -direction has various engagements, references to primitive theorems but also technological achievements.

My paintings consisting of small but colorful units. Dynamic forms that “float”, coexist, interact with each other, like the bricks of a wall that build an architecture, a whole and a way-out.

The viewer seeks to find semantic reasoning and outcomes: they all make up, a cosmic patchwork in an attempt to speak of another aspect of reality-an obsessive or compulsive direction. Dynamic rectangles that refer to solid algebraic and mathematical equations, pieces of a textile or carpet that grow symmetrically or heterogeneously into space. As fragments of a folklore artifact that consist of optical squares of the same reality, symbols of the subconscious.

Color relationships is natural or an artificial dialogue of color intensity. A suggestion to travel from the natural environment to the pixels of the digital world.

Each shape can be thought of as an autonomous unit with separate dynamics, color intensity, passive or energetic form, relationship and interaction with the viewer’s eye. But all these pieces, when viewed as a group, are subject to a dialogue in order to raise life-concerns.

Fibers and knits of an (imaginary) woven or a digital mosaic, the one that glorifies tradition and informatics altogether. Subject to the academicism of the traditional painting practices with harmonious ensembles, vertical sections, strict angles, warm squares linked to dark quadrilaterals.