“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” Banksy When walking in the street, around us we see many writings and paintings drawn on the […]
Every day, many events happen in Thessaloniki. Some of them end up being a pleasant surprise! ACT volunteer Clément shares some pictures of a graffiti event at the 7PLY festival.
This is what you can see when you enter a building that you don’t know, and you don’t even know if you’re allowed to come in. Before the students came back to school, this is what the engineering university of Thessaloniki looked like.
“If you want to do something you have to put limits and spend money in a specific artwork.”
The first time I saw the name NAR, it just gave me the urge to search more about him. After a quick search, I figured out that his real name is Iakovos Volkov, that he was born in Novorossiysk, in Russia, in 1982, and that he came to Greece in 1991 with his parents. He lived in Thessaloniki for a while and then moved to Athens where he is currently living and working. When I learned that he was in Athens, I immediately bought a ticket to meet him and he kindly offered a few hours to talk with Balkan Hotspot.
Here are some of the pictures capturing the Street Art Festival 2017 that was taking place from 09. June to 11. June in Thessaloniki. The pictures were made by Valentina Orlando.