He started as a site-specific artist, his canvas the ground found in the most defiant public spaces: ruins, walls, deteriorated houses, most of them around the ancient sites of Athens. His works didn’t seem identifiable as part of any specific urban subculture, and soon made their way inside the buildings of the art world.
Hope’s universe is made of sacred symbols of yesterday and today, past and present speak in dissonance, creating new systems of ideals, challenging the rules of symmetry and perfection, and creating a unique reading of what we assume to be already established.
His practice ranges from posters and collage to performance art, canvas works to fanzines.
He lives and works in Athens, and here he shares 5 recent works.
All artworks courtesy the Breeder gallery.
I've always been interested in questioning codes of expression.
Identity is established by resisting to used methods. Lately I am examining different forms with ceramics.
It s a three dimensional sculpture collage practice as opposed to photo-montage.