Maria Mavropoulou was born in 1989,she lives and works in Athens, Greece. Currently she is completing her MFA studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, from where she got her BA in 2014.
Characteristic of her work is that the resulting images are at the boundary line between plausibility or not, potentiality and non-potentiality, random and constructed. By playing with the perception of viewers she questions the role and power of photography in an era that is dominated by it.
Since 2014 she is member of the collective of artists Depression Era that inhabit the urban and social landscapes of the crisis in Greece.
“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born, in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”
In this stagnant space, in this gap between eras, familiar Greek landscapes look bizarre, cut off the real world, pending for their unknown fate, as a visualization of the inner state of their inhabitants. The horizon is hidden behind thick fog preventing us to see what's yet to come.
Empty highways, solar panel fields, constructions left unfinished, rotten watermelons and torn flags seem stuck in an intermediate state, portraying the current situation, like distorted symbols of a bygone era of growth.