Persefone Maietta is a Perth based artist whose Greek heritage has always been the prominent source of inspiration for her work. Growing up Greek in a small city and being named Persefone Papadopoulos came with its own unique challenges and the cross-cultural divide led to the questioning of belonging or finding a place to belong. Persephone’s work is fuelled by pride for her ethnicity and a love for her birthplace, and features a personal library of symbols. These symbols are used to create her graphic abstract works which are visual narratives around contemplations of displacement and disassociation, as an ongoing and dynamic reaction to the diasporic movement of Hellenes.
A Still Life with Lemons
Acrylic paint and stiffened muslin on canvas
Image © Courtesy of Artist