Greek-born artist and filmmaker Eugenia Loli initially worked as a technology journalist but after being diagnosed with an illness that left her housebound, she began to explore the world of collage. Confined within the walls of her San Francisco home, Loli – an avid collector of vintage magazines with a passion for sci-fi film – started to use retro imagery and science book cut-outs to create surreal visual narratives. While at first glance they might just look like pretty compositions, Loli’s collages carry a deeper message, humorously revealed through her witty titles. From a woman kissing a gem-encrusted man in Gold Digging to an intergalactic feast in Roast with Mushrooms, a lady hoovering a beach in Dry Cleaning to a newly-wed couple driving off into a galaxy in Naive Honeymooners, the artist plays with puns and double entendres as she pushes us to fill in the blanks of the story with our imagination. Picasso once said that “the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”, so here we bring you our selection of futuristic collages with the hope of adding a little sparkle to your Monday.
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