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Elpida Georgiou

Artist in residence, Department of English, 2007-8

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Elpida Georgiou is an artist living and working in London. She trained at Central Saint Martin’s between 1983 and 1986 and then at the Royal Academy, completing her MA in 1990. Elpida’s work first came to the attention of the art world when in 1990 she won the Guinness prize for a first-time exhibitor, following the Royal Academy Degree show.

Speaking about her work, Elpida has said 'I don’t like to talk about my paintings too much. That can become prescriptive and authoritarian. It is up to the viewer to create their own interpretations of what is before them.' She quickly established herself with her life-size figurative paintings and their trademark sculpted bodies, inspired by newspaper cuttings and war photography. Her paintings have been bought by renowned institutions and private collectors. 


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