Thekla Papadopoulou was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1978. She has graduated from the American Academy Larnaca followed by undergraduate studies in Italy at the Academia di Belle Arti di Urbino. She now lives in Larnaca where she works as an art teacher at the American Academy Larnaca. She has participated in various exhibitions in Cyprus and Italy.
Thekla Papadopoulou uses motifs in the landscape and landscape as starting points for highly personal dialogues with the natural world. Her work is characterised by richly textured surfaces which evoke the dynamics of the unfettered motion of the sea and the brooding power and mystery of the landscape.
These transitory evocative images are not representational however but seek instead to elicit the sensations, memories and wonder associated with our experiences and encounters with raw nature. Papadopoulou’s abstract works encompass a wide range of mixed media techniques including the use of sand, vitro, acrylic and oil, varnish, collage and found materials. With great dexterity she then synthesizes these disparate elements into a refined chromatic harmony- paintings which are at once ambivalent, monumental and enigmatic.