"Propelled by the uninhibited foundations of Abstract Expressionism, Despina’s art has morphed away from the traditional style. The female form, blatant or underlying, has become a staple in her work. Her mixed media paintings, where expressionistic strokes are interwoven with meticulously orchestrated collages and found objects, conjure up ambiguous realities. The familiar and the unexpected intertwine in a delicate balance, leaving the message open-ended."
Born and raised in Varna, Bulgaria, Despina Statelova earned Bachelor Degrees in Art and Psychology from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, graduating with high honors in 2003. Since then, she has been teaching art to emotionally and behaviorally challenged students, K-12, at the Rugby School in Wall, NJ. Despina studied under abstract expressionist Georgette Pettit and was a member of the Lyrical Abstract Expressionist Group (2006-08). Between 2009 and 2010, with seven other artists, she was a founder and active participant in Shore Women’s Abstract Gallery (SWAG). Despina is currently a member of the Monmouth County Art Alliance, Red Bank, and the Belmar Arts Council. Her work has been accepted in numerous juried shows and exhibited at galleries and business venues throughout Monmouth County.
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