Despina Stokou

b. 1978, Athens, Greece


Despina Stokou
Despina Stokou, Berlin-Art Hate-o-Meter, 2012


Despina Stokou is a Greek artist living and working in Berlin. Her practice uses a range of mixed media, including collage, oils, chalk, and spray paint, to explore the potential of text to a viewer. Engaging with the modern day excess of written communication, she draws from online and printed sources, lifting words from their original context to form new, half and hidden meanings on the canvas. Words once existing as narrative become fragments of colour or texture within the wider composition, allowing linguistic and aesthetic communication to intersect.