Anna Deligianni is a visual artist whose work mainly deals with the interaction between people and
their environment. Born in Athens, and having studied Fine Arts at the Aristoteleian Univesity of
Thessaloniki, she is greatly influenced by the aesthetics used in etchings and installations. Her
recent work has developed into a style that combines multilinear patterns inspired by Eastern and
Middle-Eastern architecture, with the feel of European philosophy, all the while preserving the
values of Balkan aesthetics.
Her work is mainly anthropocentric, placing people in an environment rich in detail and urban feel,
that involves a game between geometry and perspective. These features are used in a way to create
a chaotic combination of both suffocating and attraction. There is a playful balance between fiction
and reality, regarding both the human figures, and their surroundings.
Anna tends to use randomness as a way to increase the entropy of her chaotic works. She uses her
errors as a way to provide new perspectives in her works, and keep the authenticity and uniqueness
of each work intact. As Miles Davis said, “Don't fear mistakes – there are none”.
She also likes to place secret features like names or familiar faces, lost in the busiest details of her
pieces, as a game played with the people following her work.
The style I am using in my inks is close to German expressionism, with many influences by artists such
as Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz , Max Beckmann, Emile Nolde, but also from Greek artists such as Alexis
Akrithakis, Nikos Ventouras and more.