The royal we
Despina Stokou’s works can be read as painting and installation at the same time. The artist, born in 1978 in Athens and now living in Berlin, turns her canvases into objects.
She does this with logical consequence, overlaying texts, letters, and pictorial fragments on a theme. In her works, Despina Stokou traces the world of everyday life and the existential themes of life.
She explores various forms of production, collective thinking and self or external perception and focuses on the handling of information in general and especially on the information that is digitally available on the World Wide Web. How is digital information generated and processed, how to deal with it? The artist brings this information to another level, analogue to the canvas. She deliberately falls back on data from previous years that are still available and contradict the timeliness of the digital world, but reflect the fullness and eternity factor of the World Wide Web.