Born in 1964 in Athens, Maria Filopoulou is a famous Greek painter leading a successful career both in Greece and abroad.
She studied painting in Paris at the Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts under Leonardo Cremonini, and Continued with postgraduate studies at the same school, with a scholarship of the French Government.
Her works are to be found in significant private and public collections in Greece and abroad (the National Gallery, the Greek Parliament, thé Hellenic National Gallery, the Goulandris Museum, the AGET Heraklion Group of Companies Collection, the Frissiras Museum, the Kouvoutsakis Pinakotheque , the Sotiris Felios Collection, the Antony and Azias Hatzioannou Collection, among others).
She has shown her works in more than 20 individual exhibitions in Athens ,Thessaloniki, London, New York, Paris, Istanbul, Cyprus, China, Germany, Australia.
With Maria Filopoulou’s paintings one can feel the water like silk caressing one’s legs, the sun on the surface, vitality in the air.
Breathtaking turquoises, blues and greens congregate, seep and crystalize in her vast watery swirls on appropriately sized canvases.
What is so appealing about her pieces is the complete freedom with which the swimmers move; the nudes have lost their gravity.
The strong light and the reflections of the water on the nude bodies, the bubbles and the sand on the bottom of the sea, transform the scene into a dream world and automatically transport you to the Greek beaches, so evocative is the sense of imagery created with the wonderful use of texture and colour, like rich emerald greens, cool turquoises, and iridescent blues.