Eugenia Loli’s modern vintage collages are visually stunning and extremely engaging works. Her art is very diverse. The collages vary not only in terms of the themes explored, but also in terms of their visual appearances. The images she creates are incredibly intricate, as she weaves together different objects and backgrounds to construct new narratives.
Some of the most interesting works featured on her website are perhaps her explorations of Greek mythology. This set, grouped under New Mythology, are a tribute to her Greek Heritage. In these images, Loli re-imagines ancient Greek figures like Amphitrite (a water Nereid, and the wife of Poseidon), Alecto, Tisiphone and Megaera (the female deities of vengeance) in a vintage, surreal context. Her reinterpretation of Persephone, wife of Hades, is our personal favourite. The image features her free from the clutches of Hades, on the surface of a planet with a bouquet of flowers in her hands and on her head. The tranquility of the image is only disturbed by its absurdity. The figure of Persephone is too big in relation to her surroundings, and the lovely flowers she holds could not exist on a lifeless planet. Though, it is this strange conflation of the mythological with the surreal that makes these creations so unique.