interview with AFI

i first came across one of the impressive stencils of AFI while researching political street art dealing with the european elections and have been a fan of her strong political works ever since. i was lucky enough to ask her some questions about her motivations and artistic process as well as her perspective on the [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|interviews|Comments Off on interview with AFI

interview with olga alexopoulou

since the beginning of aesthetics of crisis in early 2013 the scope of the project and with it the range of interview partners has been steadily extending, leading to exciting new collaborations. as the city of istanbul has been a particularly fascinating place for me in the past year, i was very happy to get [...]

By | February 2nd, 2014|interviews|Comments Off on interview with olga alexopoulou

interview with marsia tzivara of “burning from the inside”

there have been a number of documentaries dealing with the social and political impact of the greek crisis and particularly the violent rise of the neo-fascist party χρυσή αυγή - better known as golden dawn. marsia tzivara, a greek filmmaker and video activist that has been living in berlin for the past 2 years, takes a [...]

By | January 21st, 2014|blog, interviews|Comments Off on interview with marsia tzivara of “burning from the inside”

interview with tvboy (it/es)

this interview with tvboy, an italian street artist and designer working both milan and barcelona, is the first one at aesthetics of crisis to look beyond the specific context of athens. even though he does not consider himself distinctly political, the crisis has - as for many other european artists - become a somewhat inevitable topic. [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with tvboy (it/es)

interview with mapet

many political artists in athens make use of stencils, but no one has perfected this artform like mapet. he made his first attempt at a stencil in 2006 while living in bristol, but these days he has an archive of about 200 motifs to chose from. the reason for this productivity boost is quite unique: [...]

By | November 5th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with mapet

interview with refur

graphic design student refur has been exploring the creative potential of the streets of athens for the past two years. in fact, she is one of the few athenian artists strategically using the medium sticker. she also paints larger pieces, often in collaboration with other artists such as mapet, lathos, and yiakou. furthermore she edits [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with refur

interview with D!

D!, Three D!'s III, Enamel paint on fibreboard, Athens, Koukaki District, 2011. Photo: ANDREASANDTHECAMERA with a history going back about 15 years, D! is a true veteran of the athens graffiti and street art scene. over the years he has arrived at a distinct aesthetic and typographic vision that stands out quite clearly [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with D!

interview with wild drawing

"welcome to athens" iconic artwork in exarcheia wild drawing - or WD - is easily one of the most versatile and active street artists in athens. his usually politicized works range from smaller stencils to pasting projects and huge freehand murals. originally from bali he has been painting in the streets of athens [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with wild drawing

interview with bleeps

bleeps - perhaps the most prolific political street artist in athens - has been continuosly creating complex artwork among other topics dealing with the crisis and the socio-political situation in greece. his work has been prominently featured in media reports on the crisis but is also frequently subjected to vandalism. find his manifesto and more information [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with bleeps

interview with STMTS

art student STMTS's large scale portraits of children can be found on the walls of athens since the beginning of 2012. his blog can be found at www.stmtsart.com. he talked to me about his creative process and his concern for the future generations. "i love life" paste-up by STMTS in gkazi have you always [...]

By | June 9th, 2013|interviews|Comments Off on interview with STMTS