CM: With her experience in creative design Aphroditi Ioannou creates portraits of known people and friends. As a starting point she takes the sitter's digital portrait, and renders electronically the formula of the elements that characterizes it. Ioannou gives shadows, puts lights, accentuates colors and changes the background depending on the mood she wishes to cobvey.
For the present portrait Ioannou uses a palette with a prevalence of orange and green, colors that give a sense of energy and freshness. The portrait becomes a fantastic character with idealized traits. Her eyes, in a flirting manner, 'enter into a dialogue' with the background. The addition of the series of stars at the picture's lower left corner emerged as a solution that balances the composition with an aesthetic appeal. The portrait was entitled Orange Pop for the expression of youth that the sharp contrast of colors suggests. Athens Voice newspaper chose Orange Pop to adorn the cover of issue # 185 in 2007.
[Megakles Rogakos 07/2007]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens