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"The Stars and the Starfish"
Known forStreet art, artivism, Social commentary

Bleepsgr (or Bleeps) is the pseudonym used by M.V. Kakouris, who is a Greek artist. He creates political street art, paintings and installations;[1] he is associated with the artivism movement.[2] Much of his street art is in Athens, but his paintings are also to be found in other parts of Greece, and more widely in Europe.[3]


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]


  1. ^ Helena Celdrán (7 July 2011), "Aquiles también sale a protestar a las calles de Grecia",
  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. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  7. ^ Bontrup, Hiltrud. "Kunst kommt von Kummer". Financial Times Deutschland. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Défense d'afficher". France TV (An interactive documentary written by Sidonie Garnier, François Le Gall and Jeanne Thibord). Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. 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.[permanent dead link]
  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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