Despina Stokou

1978 · Greece

Artist biography

Despina Stokou is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Greece, like other prominent artists such as Apostolos Palavrakis, Pavlos, Smart Design By Urania, Dimitris Tzamouranis, and Panos Tsagaris. Despina Stokou was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Despina Stokou is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United States and Germany. Some of those galleries are Cirrus Gallery and Derek Eller Gallery in the United States, as well as Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany. Despina Stokou most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Derek Eller Gallery in New York (11 October 2018 until 11 November 2018) with the exhibition DESPINA STOKOU White Lies.

Further Biographical Context for Despina Stokou

Despina Stokou was born in 1978 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Despina Stokou