Born in Paris, Eva Persaki grew up in an artistic enviroment and started painting from a very young age as she is the daughter of painter Yanna Persaki and Hungarian Sculptor László Szabó. Her stepfather was the Greek sculptor Costas Koulentianos.
Eva Persaki studied literature at the University of Sorbonne, studied drawing with Panos Sarafianos and graduated from the Greek Fine Arts School first as a student of the painter George Mavroidis and then of Kostas Xinopoulos professor of Byzantine Hagiography (icons) and mural painting fresco . During her studies she was granted of a two year scholarship from the Greek government.
Upon graduation, she moved back to Paris and continued lessons with Hayter who was Pablo's Picasso teacher in engraving and also drawing at L'Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.
In 1978, she went to India and after to Nepal where she met the tibetan painter Targe and learned tangka painting. Meanwhile, she was granted a scholarship by the Indian Embassy to study miniatures in Benares and when she went she decided to return in Nepal and continued Tibetan Tang-ka lessons for three years.
Her work is mainly diversified in portraits, landscapes and Byzantine icons and can be recognised from the vibrant colours.
Many of her paintings can be found in private collections in Paris, United States, England, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Ireland, Argentina, Belgium, Netherlans and Greece. With an abstract disposition and an expressionist technique, her work moves in the limits of fauvism.
She lives and works in Athens and the Island of Syros and she has made several individual exhibitions as well participated in many group exhibitions.
"International Eva Persaki having a variety of experiences and memories is uses when creates a unique Mediterranean light which enables her to colour her vision on the canvas. The portraits and landscapes she paints evoke instances and impressions which give rise to poetry of the ephimeral, leading to a metamorphosis which opens up possibilities for questions for the existance."
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