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Polina Miliou


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Buka, 2021 looks like a terracotta figurine artefact that belongs in a collection of Ancient Greek Art. At the same time, it looks like a little kid opening its hands to give you a hug.

These kinds of ambiguities are typical in Miliou’s artworks that are inspired from monolithic, handmade forms of Cycladic art and architecture and from Primitivism to anonymous architecture of the Mediterranean. As is telling in her work, she’s drawn to handmade, intuitive forms that feel like they’ve been around forever. “I want to combine these qualities with elements of intimacy, cuteness and humor,” she says.

Polina Miliou


Polina Miliou (b.1990, Greek) lives and works between Athens and Los Angeles. Miliou received her Diploma in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Miliou is a Greek conceptual artist, known primarily for her life-size and larger than life functional sculptures made from discarded plastic items and other found garbage and covered with paper pulp. Miliou’s imaginative pieces are full of color, irony, and positive energy. Miliou comes up with really curious and fun little characters which make you see garbage and recycled materials from a whole new perspective making her art entertaining and yet educational. Her work has a history, some unknown past, and also a new story of appropriation and usage.

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    13.0 x 17.8 x 21.0 cm (5.1 x 7.0 x 8.3 in)

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