The graffiti scene in Athens (Greece), is dominated by 3 artists; Ino (probably the most famous Greek muralist) , Insane 51 (graffiti artist) and WD Street Art from Indonesia who travels worldwide but is based in Greece.
I had the pleasure of being invited to watch Pupet work during my short stay in the Greek city and managed to have a quick chat. I first saw the works of Pupet in a derelict site in Athens, followed by several sightings on walls around the city. He has now also started working on canvas. He is currently not very well known and there is only a little of his work online, but if you are anything like me you should pay attention to this up and coming artist.
Thanks to Pupet for the time he has taken out to talk to me during his amazing solo show at GALLERY ART 42 ,and thanks too to the owner of the gallery Georgina Theou.
Can you tell us a bit more about your artist name?
My artist name came from a wooden puppet I bought on my first trip abroad (to Prague) 13 years ago .
Hi Pupet, where you are from ?
Where are you based now?
How and when did you discover art and create your first artworks?
I was involved with painting since I was a little kid. My uncle asked me what I wanted as a present and I told him ‘a canvas, colours and some brushes’ .
Where was your first mural? Is it still available to see today?
Unfortunately I don’t remember so I guess not .
Do you paint with spray cans or do you use any other techniques?
I use spray cans and acrylic paint, mostly acrylic paint .
Do you primarly paint murals or do you paint on other canvas ?
I mostly do canvas. I used to do a lot of murals but not so often lately .
If you could describe yourself, would you say you’re a Street Artist, a writer, an artist … or something else.
A person 🙂
Where do you get your inspiration ?
Women and the structure of the human body are for me my main inspiration. Also the pictures I see around me everyday, life and my imagination .
Where can we discover your murals around the world ?
Mostly in Greece. I recently did a mural in Italy.
Which is your favorite mural artwork ?
The last one I did in the abandoned Columbia factory in Athens (mirror 02) .
Do you ever collaborate with other artists ?
Sometimes, but I prefer to work alone.
Do you have any artists you would like to collaborate with in the future?
Yes of course. There are some amazing Artists out there but I do not want to mention names .
Do you have a “favorite” city where you love to paint ?
Paris is my “favorite” city, but I have never been.
Do you have any exhibitions or upcoming art fests?
I have a running exhibition and several upcoming projects .
Thank’s a lot . Would you like to add anything else for Streetart360 readers?
No Thank you ! …………..