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Greece Street Arts

Photographer: Orestis Panagiotou


Graffiti is a reflection of contemporary situations and public sentiment, and the deep crisis and recession in Greece, coupled with heavy austerity, is an inspiration for street artists in the Greek capital. Predominantly young artists are finding a way to vent their country’s anxieties and nervous energy on the dreary walls of run-down buildings. Politically salient pieces abound with puns on ‘debt’, ‘crisis’ and the ‘euro’ in many of the works. Despite the hard economic times, the art scene in general is reportedly thriving with high numbers of gallery visitors.