Despotaki Dikea

  She was born in Alexandria Egypt. She lives and works in Athens Greece.
  She graduated from the Athens Technical Educational Institute with a degree in Graphic Arts in 1981. She has worked professionally as an applied graphic designer ever since. From 2010 to 2015, she studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She received a fellowship from IKY (the Greek State Scholarship Foundation) and graduated with honors in June 2015.
She has participated in several group exhibitions and in 2017 she had her first solo exhibition at “genesis” art gallery. Her works are found in the collection of the Library of the Hellenic Parliament and in private collections in Greece and abroad.

  The element of transformation plays a catalytic and dominant role to the artist, who transforms memory into youthful episodes of existence. Primal dynamic forms, organic curves, inhabited spirals and fertile cavities, hazy outlines of volcanoes and undiscovered shells of dark caves, veins of valuable metal ores and subterranean roots sowed in ancient times, discourse with caged inks and cisterns of pigment powders, with gloomy explosions of yellow and ochre bonds of impasto layers, with powerful autobiographical episodes and unsolved secret scripts, composing an internal geography and thrilling psycho-logical profile of a fragmentary but virtually ever-present walled universe.