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The banana falls very, very far from the tree,

Watercolour, acrylics and thread on canvas 78.0 × 112.0 cm

This work highlights Lydia’s continued experimentation with the painting medium and exploration of colours. In her artistic technique, she often does not stretch her canvases until the end of the painting process. Recently, she has foregone the canvas stretching altogether, leaving the artwork in its original state.

A recurring motif in Delikoura’s paintings, this piece incorporates bananas as symbols of decay and decomposition. Set against a backdrop of layered pinks, it alludes to Byzantine iconography, where the absence of pink holds significance for Delikoura.

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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