Harikleia Papapostolou is a mixed-media artist based in London and Athens.
The effect of scale and immersion in reverence and meditation are key aspects of her work. Through her installations and large-scale works, she aspires to create spaces where we are encouraged to gather, meditate and confront the innermost truths of our identity. Transcendentalism, prayer and the healing power of meditation play a central role in her practice. Her reflection on these ideas aims to provide a transition to an alternative reality where feelings of safety and completeness coexist with fear and dread. When these feelings collide, philosophical and spiritual understandings begin to form.
Her patterns swirl in a continuous, spiralling flow that she calls 'uterus' and are in constant dialogue with her research in metaphysics, natural philosophy, ecology and feminist art theory.
From the womb deep within the earth to the astral and ontological space existing beyond human understanding, her creative practice challenges existential reality and preconceptions about the role of humanity and womanhood.
2023. MA Textiles, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2021. MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London, UK
2011. BFA Visual and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece