Where Realism and Trompe L’oeil Collide: Ariana Papademetropoulos’ Fantasy World

Ariana Papademetropoulos is no stranger to contradictions. Creating a world where realism and trompe l’oeil playfully coexist, the Los Angeles-based artist pieces together inspiration from imagined spaces, vintage magazines, and books. Her latest body of work, The man who saved a dog from an imaginary fire, references the rich history of painting while creating a fantastical world wrought with illusion.

‘spirit of Elvis be my sugar daddy’, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in , 2017

You can see The man who saved a dog from an imaginary fire for yourself at Los Angeles’ Wilding Cran Gallery, anytime between now and October 26th.

Best thing about not dating a scientologist is that I can do acid again, oil on canvas, 84 x 60 in, 2017

For Carlos, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 13 ½ in, 2017

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