The whimsical world of Virginia Diakakis, inspired by Victorian imagery, is full of symbols and animals willing to share their own perception of human nature. Dark humour, thoughts transformed into words, art nouveau as well as Japanese references, all conspire in order to depict human and familiar situations through a bitter-sweet filter. Balancing between childhood innocence and a dark fairy tale, her illustrations provoke, puzzle but also amuse their viewers
Virginia Diakakis was born and raised in Athens. She studied graphic and interior design in Greece, subsequently stage design in the Fine Arts Accademy in Florence, Italy.