Aigli Andritsopolou draws on her studies in political science and her previous work in the film industry to create her affecting and profound images. Her deep and binding love for the medium is self-evident in her work: she sees her photography as a poet sees his poetry, using only one frame to explore what for her is the essence of life. She has already been awarded in her native Greece, and has participated in a group exhibition of ten contemporary international artists in London.
Artist's Statement: "As an artist I draw inspiration from the political and social context that I live in; although my art may not seem political, it carries messages that can be interpreted in many different ways. I am also inspired by my love of cinema. Through the cinematic experience the artistic becomes social. A film can make us laugh or cry, feel nostalgic or angry, it can influence our aesthetic perception but most importantly it becomes the cause of social interaction. It creates a social space where people experience a different interpretation of reality, as individuals but also as a part of a whole."