Street art Thessaloniki

Street art walk in Thessaloniki

“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 […]

From Thessaloniki to Athens: the story of NAR

“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.