Art and Greece. Two words that are actually one and the same. The origins of ancient Greece has influenced culture all over the world and especially in sculpture and architecture.
Even today, Greek artistic creation is flourishing as urban artists are full of originality and creativity through Greek origin.
Athens has today become a European capital of street art and attracts every year thousands of tourists in quest of urban discoveries.
Many of you might go to Greece for vacations in the sun, so I’ve decided an overview of the Greek street art scene may be of help. These are 20 Greek urban artists I feel are not to be missed! Enjoy !
INO is a fantastic street artist based in Athens, Greece. He began painting in 2000 when he was just 15 years old. At the beginning he mostly produced letters and bombing Graffiti.
In 2008 he began to develop his very specific style based artwork on monochromatic characters painted on buildings facades. INO studied Fine Arts at Athens School of Fine Arts and is one of the most active street artists in Greece. He’s one of the most famous Greek street artists. Some of his murals photos are in Street Art books and magazines. You can discover INO Artworks all around the world. Visit INO Website
Achilles the Master of Anamorphic Street Art. Achilles is a Greek street artist born in 1986. He’s based in Athens.
Very well known for his Fantasy and very original art style. He’s one of the leaders of “the avant guard” of the greek street art scene. Visit Achilles Facebook Page
FIKOS “Modernism and Tradition”. Fikos was born in 1987 in Athens. Having a background as both a graffiti artist and an iconographer in the pure Orthodox Christian tradition.
His artwork is based on Byzantine traditional art (at the beginning under the guidance of George Kordis). His style his absolutely unique and amazing! The themes of his murals are inspired by iconography and ancient Greek mythology. Visit Fikos Facebook Page
Stamatis Laskos is a Greek street artist, illustrator and painter also known as “Sive One” . Born in Volos in 1985. He studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He works in both street art and illustration. His style his unique and surreal. He depicts incredible dream worlds inhabited by phantasmagoric figures with abstracted bodies, strange faces, … Have a look to Stamatis Facebook page
Nomenhior is a Greek Street Artist. He’s a very committed artist ! The Greek economical crisis is his main inspiration source. His art depict strong political messages. Like Banksy in the UK, Nomenhior use simple but strong images to create political
slogans, playing on words and visuals. Here’s Nomenhior Facebook page.
STMTS (Stamatis) is an Athens based artist also currently studying at Athens School of Fine Arts
whose large scale murals have been appearing recently on public buildings around the Greek capital city of Athens.
His artworks have been seen by thousands of Athenians and his art is loved by people and medias in Greece.
He’s very “secret” few really know who STMTS is. Discover STMTS art Website
Yiakou is a Greek Street Artist based in Athens. His style is “Poetic Street Art” . Yiakou creates imaginative artworks mainly on large walls around the streets of Athens, often representing beautified girl figures. Here’s Yiakou Facebook page
Simoni Fontana is a young female street artist based in Salonika in Greece. Her style is influenced by Manga culture from East Asia. Visit her website
Argiris “SER” is one of the pioneers of the Urban – Street Art Scene of Greece. His work – a curiously eclectic blend of old school graffiti, comic culture and pop surrealism. Have a look to SER Facebook page
Same84 was born in Athens. In 1996 he started experimenting with graffiti art in the streets of Athens as a street artist under the name “Same”. During the years he got involved with public art, street art and painting. His work also includes illustrations and graphic designs. His Facebook page
Blaqk is a Greek street art duo. Greg Papagrigoriou and Chris Tzaferos (Simek). Both are Graphic Designers who live and work in Athens. Blaqk art style is sometimes strictly geometric and sometimes more abstract. Blaqk Tumblr
Manolis Iliopoulos, aka rtmone, has studied Architecture Engineering in Univesity of Thessaly.
He has an active street art background. Now he is based in Athens, working as a freelance illustrator and muralist. He is the founder of Imaginary Rooms. Did you know that. You can rent rtmone Street art Air bnb Apartment in Athens ! Airbnb Rtmone You can also visit his website
NAR was born in Novorossisk of Russia in 1982, he moved with his family in Greece in 1991 and since then lives in Thessaloniki.
Nar paints on any surface but definitely prefers walls and sometimes large metallic doors. You can also see some pieces on trains. Nar Facebook Page
Bleeps.gr (or Bleeps) is the pseudonym used by a Greek artist. Bleeps creates political street art, paintings and installations. Visit Bleeps Blog
Cacao Rocks is half Greek half French. Born in 1985. In 1999 he won the first price in a Greenpeace graffiti contest, in Corfu island. Since then he started experimenting with graffiti. In 2005 he went to Athens. Mainly inspired by ancient murales, humans in the streets, art , an instinct. He’s a very creative artist. Visit Cacao Rocks blog
Dreyk the Pirate was born in Athens, where he currently lives and works as a freelance illustrator and character designer.
He’s been active in the graffiti scene since 1999. here’s Dreyk the Pirate Blog
Cleo 43 is a street artist from Athens. A key figure of the female Greek graffiti scene and an active member of the Athenian Street Art community, Her style is characterized by its naive quality and it is rooted in international folklore. Cleo43 Facebook Page
Mariana Cute, Mariana Samandourou is a young talented Greek female street artist. She grew up in Corinth and now lives in Athens with her cats. There is an elaborated childish style in her drawings. She’s got a dream: write books for children. Visit her blog
Billy Gee is a skateboarder and street artist that was born and raised in Athens.
SONKE is a Greek street artist based in Athens. This elegant melancholic female figure, wonders literally all over the place. Sonke facebook page
All Pictures by Courtesy of the Artists
Information Source : Street Art 360