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Growing Roots (Deliverance Series),

Handmade embroidery on stainless metal screen with embroidery floss, glass beads, string, yarn (linen, wool, metallic, baby mohair), Rochefort & Tonkin thread 18.0 × 24.0 cm

This small-scale piece evokes the essence of nature and showcases the landscape-inspired qualities that define Margellos’ artistic approach. Comprising hand-embroidered shapes echoing trees, water and earthly shapes on stainless steel, Margellos blends soft and hard materials.

Iliodora Margellos

About the Artist

Iliodora Margellos (b. 1985, Minneapolis) is a Greek-Swiss artist whose vibrant depictions of Greek topography and mythology reflect her mixed heritage. Exploring themes of feminine roleplay, nostalgia, and contemporary vitality, Margellos infuses her art with the rich colours of Greece’s islands, capturing the enduring connection between sea and land. Using steel wire screens and floating islets of coloured threads, she invites viewers to explore engaged negative spaces, delving into the boundless web of the unconscious.

Iliodora Margellos earned a BA from Yale University and has held solo exhibitions at Baert Gallery, Los Angeles and Dio Horia, Athens. Her work has been showcased in international art fairs such as Frieze London and Enter Fair, Copenhagen, as well as esteemed institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Greek Modern Culture in Athens and Louise Bourgeois’ Sunday Salons in New York.

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