Bleeps.gr

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Bleeps.gr
The stars and the starfish.jpg
"The Stars and the Starfish"
Born Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Known for Street art, artivism, Social commentary
Website www.bleeps.gr

Bleeps.gr (or Bleeps) is the pseudonym used by a Greek artist. Bleeps creates political street art, paintings and installations;[1] he is involved with the artivism movement.[2] 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.[3]

History[edit]

Bleeps started creating street art while he was in Bristol, UK, between 2003 and 2005,[4]where he became familiar with the local underground scene.[5]

Style and themes[edit]

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.[6]

His stated goal is to examine systemic figures such as religion, politics, monetary system and consumerism.[7][8]

Bleeps' work: part of the windows series

Financial crisis[edit]

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[9] and the lower middle class, globally and in his country.[10] [11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helena Celdrán (7 July 2011), "Aquiles también sale a protestar a las calles de Grecia", 20minutos.es.
  2. ^ Ferris-Rotman, Amie (26 October 2011). "Greece Germany relations". The Reuters. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Donadio, Rachel (14 October 2011). "In Athens art blossoms amid debt crisis". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Ross, Alex Robert (8 July 2015). "The street artist responding to Greece's social turmoil". huckmagazine. 
  5. ^ Lowen, Mark (2 December 2012). "Greece bailout: How the crisis fuels the arts in Athens". BBC News. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Jessen, Corinna. "Griechenlands Krise als Graffiti Kunst". ZDF. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Bontrup, Hiltrud. "Kunst kommt von Kummer". Financial Times Deutschland. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Défense d'afficher". France TV (An interactive documentary written by Sidonie Garnier, François Le Gall and Jeanne Thibord). Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Tagaris, Karolina; Osborn, Andrew (15 June 2012). "Greeks vent election despair through graffiti". Reuters. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Hafner, Patrick. "Report-Spezial". ORF TV THEK. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Stampoulidis, Georgios. "HOPE WANTED". pp. 66–73. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Smith, Sean (3 August 2011). "Greece in Crisis". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Poggioli, Sylvia. "Voters To Decide Outcome Of Current Greek Drama". NPR radio. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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