Mikaella Theofanopoulou (M_Τheta_) is an Athens (Greece) based independent artist & designer, born in Tokyo (Japan). After receiving her Master in Applied Design in Architecture from Oxford School of Architecture, she engaged with interior design, drawing inspiration from the traditional Japanese aesthetics of the wabi-sabi philosophy. Her obsessive admiration for the clean lines & organic forms of interiors of unobtrusive beauty, stimulated her to shift her perspective towards the creation of artworks that reveal this kind of authenticity.
Drawing her inspiration from minimalism to expressionism, she communicates her abstract ideas with a refined single line visual language, perceived universally but subject to multiple interpretations. Her art is all about exploring genuineness in existing imperfection through the simplicity of a single line, rejecting everything superfluous. Her works invite you to discover that the most intricate sentiment can emerge even from a smooth, subtle line.
The elegance of a less-is-more mentality and the variety of all these distinct emotions are reflected in her one-line drawings which currently depict people’s faces.
The size of her art is diverse, as she isn’t only creating artworks for small scale projects but she is also commissioned to produce large scale art for high-end residential or hotel projects, using walls as her canvas. Apart from the original artworks, her designs are produced as Limited Edition Prints of different sizes too.
- group exhibition, Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
- group exhibition, The Blender Gallery, Glifada, Greece
- group exhibition, To spiti sti hora Gallery, Kea, Greece