15 Dec MARIO ANTOLIN PAZ – Art-historian, Madrid 2001
“Α. Papadopoulou-Tournikioti’s works represent, if not a transcendence of the limits of the Baroque style, at least a conscious exploration or a voyage with no return to a reality struggling to turn into genuine colour, a feverish engraving and decorative robustness. The Baroque artist tries to enter the multiplicity of the phenomena, the flow of things and continuous evolution. The compositions. are open and forceful and tend to go over the limits, the designs composing it correspond to a unique organic act and cannot be isolated from each other.
This bond between things, in a way that all these things seem to constitute part of one and only “body” moving along a surfase, is a feature of A. Papadopoulos’ works: every inch of her painting is decorated, the motifs decorating the floor surround the furniture of the room, slide over these, the shapes lean towards uniting, thick fabrics hang and are confused with the horizontal surfaces, the objects rotate in order to escape from the dark areas.
This world of colours and the material painted by A. Papadopoulos with vivid colours and the spatula, moulding and enriching her painting, sometimes with gold plating and sculpted areas, can not but be a portrait of luxury, in which exotic elements are mixed: these are houses with classical furniture, carpets, fruit bowls and decorative elements, where women from the East or Africa, who transfer us to dream or lost words with their looks, live…”