Emi Avora

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<i>Carnival of Shadows</i>, 2010
Oil on canvas
78 5/8 x 70 3/4 inches (199.7 x 179.7 cm)
Carnival of Shadows, 2010
Oil on canvas
78 5/8 x 70 3/4 inches (199.7 x 179.7 cm)
<i>Floating</i>, 2010
Oil on canvas
34 x 30 inches (86.4 x 76.2 cm)
Floating, 2010
Oil on canvas
34 x 30 inches (86.4 x 76.2 cm)
<i>On Display</i>, 2010
Oil on canvas
47 1/2 x 59 inches (120.7 x 149.9 cm)
Signed, titled and dated verso
On Display, 2010
Oil on canvas
47 1/2 x 59 inches (120.7 x 149.9 cm)
Signed, titled and dated verso
<i>Untitled</i>, 2010
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Untitled, 2010
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
<i>Untitled</i>, 2010
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Untitled, 2010
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
<i>Untitled</i>, 2010
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Untitled, 2010
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
<i>Untitled</i>, 2010
Watercolor on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Untitled, 2010
Watercolor on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)

Emi Avora

Emi Avora was born in Greece in 1978 and currently lives and works in London, England. Avora’s paintings depict imagined ornate interiors of public spaces designed for cultural communion: theatre lobbies, opera houses, balconies and ballrooms. Avora’s images – which are partly inspired by contemporary lifestyle magazines as well as the artist’s sojourns to European castles and churches - are loosely but lovingly rendered in glazed oils and become pictures of invented history and hallowed and disintegrating beauty. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.

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Emi Avora's Splendid Years
June 10, 2011
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The New York Times Style Magazine
Whirl of Interiors
Spring 2008
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The New York Sun
Emi Avora/Julia Kunin: Against Nature
June 14, 2007
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The New Yorker
Introductions
September 19, 2005
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