A Journey Through Europe

Older mural by German artist Dome titled “a journey through europe” in Ioannina, Greece.
The black-and-white artwork combines Dome’s typical surrealistic and realistic elements.

On his website Dome left a comment about this piece:
“Greece i love you. Again good food, nice people and a good organisation too. I’ve used more or less 30 liters white, 4 liters black acrylic and around 18 spraypaints to finish this one.”

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~ By Dome ~ Greece – Photo: domeone.de

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~ By Dome ~ Greece – Photo: domeone.de

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~ By Dome ~ Greece – Photo: domeone.de

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~ By Dome ~ Greece – Photo: domeone.de

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Who Is Fikos?

Greek artist Fikos was born in 1987 in Athens, the city he still calls home. From a young age he painted whatever he saw around him – comics, landscapes, icons and more. At the age of 13 he started studying Byzantine painting under the guidance of George Kordis, with whom he later collaborated for 5 years painting murals in Orthodox churches, while at the same time developing his own personal painting style.

Having a background as both a graffiti artist and an iconographer in Orthodox Christian churches, Fikos is continuing his developmental journey by painting murals in public spaces. The value of these works is exceptional, as it is the first time that the monumental Byzantine technique meets a contemporary art form such as street art. The themes of his murals emanate from the Orthodox Christian tradition and ancient Greek mythology.

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~ By Fikos ~ Sovann Macha-Bangok, Thailand – Photo: fikos.gr

Fikos-Nicosia-Cyprus

~ By Fikos ~ Gorgo-Nicosia, Cyprus – Photo: fikos.gr

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Meet INO

INO is a visual artist from Greece who studied Fine Arts and now works as a freelancer.
INO painted his first wall when he was a high school student only to have fun. In the beginning, writing graffiti was just the way to communicate with a certain social group. But, today, he is well known and respected graffiti artist.

INO is part of the urban art movement that sends raw messages of protest, the latest in a wave of socially and politically conscious artwork spreading over the walls of Athens. He aims to draw attention to the social situation in this crisis-hit country, where even the youngest in society are grappling with the perception of a bleak future. As a result, he said, “they feel the need to act, resist and express themselves.”*

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“Man With No Name” ~ By INO ~ Minsk, Belarus – Photo: widewalls.ch

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Somebody Is Watching You

A couple of days ago Greek artist INO painted the building of the biggest security company in Greece.

“INO created a large scale mural with a human wearing a suit and having a CCTV camera instead of head. The man is simultaneously watching with a google. Using a surreal extravaganza of analog and digital, the artwork is criticizing the recent increase of surveillance that is violating our personal data in the name of law and public safety.”*

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~ By INO ~ Athens, Greece – Photo: streetartnews.com

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