HOPE Uses Classical Sculptures to Breathe Culture into Street Art

By: Farida Helmy - Published: Apr 1, 2014 • References: hope-epoh.tumblr & beautifuldecay
Giving the streets a touch of history and culture, HOPE adorns Athens streets with classical sculptures.

Turning Greek heritage via classical sculptures into street art, Greece-based artist HOPE takes to the streets of his hometown Athens and reminds the population of the ruins of his homeland.

The mixed media artist uses large-format collaged stickers to add life and culture to the decaying streets, buildings and abandoned corners.

"My works are marked by mythology. They are sculptural images inspired from the past with a new aesthetic rule. What interests me about street art and public art, in general, is that it can exist as a forum/platform for dialogue. We live and think within the public space," says HOPE.

So not only is he turning the streets into outdoor galleries, the artist is constantly reminding his fellow Greeks of their history. Stats for Ancient Greek Street Art Trending: Older & Mild
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