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iNO on the streets in Athens

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“If you want to learn about a city, look at its walls,” said Athens based graffiti artist iNO in a recent interview with the New York Times. “Take a walk in the center of Athens, and you will get it.”

Now five years after the economic collapse in Greece, it’s the working class and the middle class that have been hit the hardest. “People in Greece are under increasing pressure,” said iNO, and as a result  “they feel the need to act, resist and express themselves.”

Out of that pressure has come a surge of creative energy that may turn Athens into a new mecca for street art. Now graffiti artists are rarely arrested in Athens, and the city officials are issuing permits to artists in the hopes of creating a huge outdoor gallery. The Greek born iNO is a prominent player in that developing scene. Here is series of his recent murals in Greece:

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No Future // Athens 2014

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System of a Fraud // Solon – Athens 2013

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Clockwork // Athens 2013

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Lust // Remap 4 – Athens 2013

quotations via: New York Times

for more examples of iNO see his website here.

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