Greece’s economic struggles have been widely publicised world-over for a number of years now, and the financial hardship has obviously affected society in the country’s capital of Athens.
With a surging underground scene of artists, writers and musicians, the oft-polarising, always-tenuous debates about what’s best for the country take centre stage in local art regardless of medium. Though one particular medium - street art and graffiti - stands out above the rest.
Using the very brick and mortar infrastructure of the city as it’s canvas, the movement wields power in it’s confronting presentation. No innocent tourist is safe from the hard truth; walking down Athens’ most popular streets does not occur without constant reminders that the ancient country is battling now more than ever to keep it’s head above the water.