Salamis Storm by Evi Antonio is an original work on paper. Photography, computer manipulation and, most importantly, painting techniques are all used to create this highly technical piece.
Firstly, the process starts with a giclee print, this is then hand-painted digitally. After that, the details are varnished to create depth and definition. Above all, Antonio’s work is a complex mix of overlaid imaginary. With intricate repeat patterns of nature and street decay and Salamis Storm, is no exception.
With a delicate mix of urban destruction and the fragile beauty of butterflies, for example, Salamis Storm is a perfect representation of Antonio’s style.
Evi says of Salamis Storm and her other work:
“I seek out moments that occur in my present urban setting. Where evolving abstract beauty, deconstruction and decay collide. For example, in nature, I see infinite patterns, symmetry, intricate and perfect. On the streets, I see something similar emerging from unexpected beauty as I walk around London. I’d like to take the viewer on my journey where my love for nature and urban landscape collide in harmony.”
Further progress saw Antonio win the It’s Art Call 2019, London Arts competition. Which Runway Gallery’s director Daniel Syrett was a judge. Evi became a new addition to our roster of Runway artists,
‘When I saw Dynastes Nymphs by Evi, I knew straight away I wanted to work with her.’ says Syrett
Salamis is a genus of nymphalid butterflies. They are commonly known as mother-of-pearls and are found in Africa. Salamis was a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the river god Asopus and Metope. Wikipedia