Eva Leopoldi – woman, human, artist
Painter, mixed art artist, initiator and project manager of art projects, photo artist, designer.
Born in Ulm, she spent her youth and family time in/near Ingolstadt and has been living and working with her second husband Klaus Kormann in Kößlarn near Passau since 2019.
Being able to work and live here in Lower Bavarian Tuscany with my husband is a great gift. I love this silence and the nearby mountains and the “real people” here with us.”
After the birth of her children, she switched from craft to art, developed her own special painting technique on silk and studied art history and theories. Via Appropriation Art, the painter developed further into a mixed-art artist who combines image, photography, text and video in her projects.
The picture series “Mon Paris“, for example, was created during numerous stays in Paris and for the complex project “12timesdifferent.TheProject.”, which she initiated and directed, she worked together with other artists, twelve authors, a cartoonist and a photographer. An art book was produced for this project, which is also available via this website. In general, the challenge of filling a concept with original content is as important to her as the craft of art.
I do art because I’m curious, because it challenges me, because I get to learn new things all the time, because it satisfies me, because it drives me up the wall, because it focuses me, because I can lose myself in thought, because I’m forced to visualise what I want to narrate. And I always wish to narrate. A picture that doesn’t tell anything is like a beautiful brochure on a bookshelf for me.”
The new orientation of her art, which now also includes photo projects, digital art and object art, is very clearly reflected in the new logo “Leopoldi-Art.repeated.different“.
And the desire to develop projects continues to be a passion of the artist. In 2017, for example, together with the entrepreneur and art lover Veronika Peters, she was the initiator and organiser of the Dada-like evening #MachmaKunst at the Altstadttheater Ingolstadt. Leni Brem and Falco Blome, the ” people behind the scenes” of the Altstadt Theatre, were the artistic directors.
A first small gift book has been published for the constantly evolving project #DieStaunende /theAstonished. You can also get this booklet via the contact form on this website. Because it is simply important to the artist not only to offer painting, but also printed products in which thoughts and ideas can also be discovered. In this booklet you can also see some of the pictures that can be brought to life with the app “Artivive”.
Narrative art in the visual arts. Unlike literary artists, visual artists are only able to give hints. Titles are an important part of this, to give the viewer some clues…. And of course the representational nature of a work (including form, colour, dimension, staging, medium, place of presentation). But isn’t that precisely where the attraction lies? The viewers are confronted with themselves, with their associations, which arise, provided they get involved and don’t just want to listen to the stories of the artists or exhibition guides or gallery owners – which is of course also legitimate, and frankly can also be fun….”
Leopoldi discovered the possibilities of augmented reality in 2018 and, together with the artist “Soussen”, presented the 1st exhibition in the Munich area that deals completely with the topic (outside of the museum or university setting) – “analogue meets digital – you leave the comfort zone”.
Both artists are equally enthusiastic about this way of expanding the art experience and thus bringing young people and kids into the exhibition. After all, one of Leopoldi’s major concerns is to present art to young people in a way that makes them want to engage with it and lose their shyness about exhibitions that are otherwise often elitist and boring.
Art is eminently important for a society. If we lose our youth to the flood of images on the internet, which they consume in vast quantities and without reflection, we will soon have a major social problem.”
In summer 2019, she was able to realise a heart’s desire with the art association Ku:nst International, of which she is also a member: The exhibition #I’mSimplyJustHuman.” Leopoldi is of the opinion that as an artist, it is one’s duty to take a stand. Because the artist has many more opportunities to be heard or seen in public than many others. The intolerance and discrimination that people who are perceived as “different” have to suffer is unacceptable.
Everyone can contribute to promoting equality and peace, through conversations, stories or actions in their small environment, their microcosm, and we artists are even lucky enough to reach people in a slightly larger radius and I believe it is our human duty to work against inequality.”
Since October 2020, Leopoldi has been a member of the Association Kunstverein Passau, because it is naturally also a concern of the artist to make contacts in her new and final home and then also to get involved.
The year 2020 was not only the year of the pandemic, it was also the birth of #FeminaLudens – The freedom and lightness already felt in her art-making has found a concrete expression – the playing woman #FeminaLudens. This term, which Leopoldi developed and in which the artist absolutely finds herself, will accompany her for the next few years. And – the wonderful art project #kuico, which she has developed and is bringing to life together with photographer Simone Naumann, will be a kind of artistic documentation of the Corona period. Eva is deeply grateful for the support and participation of the people who share her thoughts and visual material.
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As a woman born in 1962, I would also like to artistically address women’s menopause in the next few years. Because this instructive, exciting and highly interesting phase is not yet depicted in the visual arts as much as I think it deserves to be.
You can find a selection of the artist’s exhibitions on the following page.
And here you can find Eva as a human being…