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Out of Love the Last Two Hours,

Hedgehog spines, oil bars and watercolour on canvas 88.0 × 100.0 cm

The use of found hedgehog spines highlights Delikoura’s keen experimentation with materials and underpins the influence of the dynamic interplay of inspiration drawn from decay, transformation and the hidden meanings found in her surroundings. Influenced by the avant-garde Italian art movement Arte Povera, Delikoura gravitates toward discarded and found objects, recognising their capacity to encapsulate beauty in an unconventional way.

Lydia Delikoura

About the Artist

Lydia Delikoura (b. 1996, Athens) is a Greek mixed-media artist based in Athens, known for her unpredictable exploration of diverse mediums inspired by their natural decay and metamorphosis. Fascinated by the transformative power of colour and the interconnectedness of art, history and life cycles, Delikoura’s work is a testament to the complexity of her process, where various elements take centre stage, bridging the contemporary and the ancient, from a pink Coca-Cola can to marble sculptures from Elefsina.

Lydia Delikoura is one of the first artists taking part in ITERARTE’s variations series and showed at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (2024). She is a graduate student of UAL, Camberwell College of Arts and Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently studying Marble Sculpture at the School of Fine Arts, Panormos, Tinos.

Read more about her work in our magazine feature: Unveiling the Power of Colour: Exploring Decay, Transformation, and Found Objects

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