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|Known for||Street art, artivism, Social commentary|
Bleeps.gr (or Bleeps) is the pseudonym used by M.V. Kakouris, who is a Greek artist. Bleeps creates political street art, paintings and installations; he is involved with the artivism movement. Most of his works can be seen in Athens, but a number of others can be found in cities and rural areas around Greece and Europe.
Style and themes
Most of Bleeps' street art projects derive elements from conceptual art, folk art and various past art movements, while the protagonists depicted are associated with Bleeps' interpretation of social life.
Since the beginning of the Greek financial crisis in 2008, Bleeps has been creating a series of works related to the crisis' impact on ordinary people and the lower middle class, globally and in his country. 
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