Make chats with Eugenia Loli, multimedia collage artist and illustrator and finds out her alien abduction secret!
Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself?
A. I grew up in Greece, but moved to England and then moved to USA where I now live, in California, working as a collage artist. I have studied computer
programming in college too and to be honest, filmmaking is where my heart is lies.
Q. Tell us about your creative working process?
A. I simply find a picture I like, and then I build on top of it. The ideas only come after I try different things with it. With collage, you’re often only as good as the pictures you have available to use.
Q. Are you inspired by any particular artist or art movement?
A. There are a couple of other collage artists I really like, and I wish they were more popular. Surrealism is in my heart and I wish I could have the budget to tie it in with filmmaking.
Q. To us, work feels quite surreal and fantastical with a lot of humour thrown in! How would you describe it and how you get your inspiration?
A. It’s mostly a sarcastic look at humanity; I’m not a big fan of humanity lately as I think we have destroyed our world. As for inspiration: nothing, in particular, inspires me, it’s just whatever yanks my chain!
Q. How important is social media for you? Has it changed the way you work?
A. I made my career via Tumblr, but today, the only social network that is worth anything to artists is Instagram. Nothing else actually works for artist’s discovery.
Q. Have you worked on any interesting collaborations or projects that you can share with us?
A. I’ve done a lot of work for various magazines and some fashion houses, and a few album arts too. I was on the New York Times’ best book covers list
a couple of years too.
Q. What is next for Eugenia Loli?
A. Eugenia would like to know too!
Q. The theme of this issue is ‘secret’ can you tell us one of yours?
A. I was abducted by grey aliens in the Fall of 2000. I was in a state of panic for two months back then, since I had a conscious recollection of
the beginning of it. I’m fine with it now, as I realized much later that pretty much all humans are meddled with the phenomenon anyway, even if they’re not consciously aware of it. My last conscious abduction happened in late February of 2018. I suspect there have been many more, but I can’t recall them. Most of these happen in an altered state, and not physically (but some do).