Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Despina Stokou

Despina Stokou  Acknowledgements 1  2012 mixed media on canvas  63.25" x 48"

Using obfuscated text combined with performative paint application, Stokou sets up a discourse with the viewer of her paintings. Allusions to personal and art world dialogues with supple paint handling are nothing new but Stokou's work strikes a chord that is familiar yet strange. I get the sense that I am looking at the genetic thread of Twombly and Basquiat weaving its way as she navigates through her work.

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