Meet artist SpARTakos

SpARTakos, born in 1980, is a self-developed visual artist who creates original wall art and full print clothing. He was born and raised in Greece, in the region of Thrace, the land of the historic figure of Spartakos himself, whom he drew his inspiration from to create his artistic name.

The real Spartakos (Latin: Spartacus) (c.109 -71 BC) was a Thracian, enslaved by the Romans, who found himself fighting as a gladiator in the roman arenas. Quite surprisingly for that time in History, he managed to lead a major slave uprising against the Roman Empire. This rebellion, interpreted by some as an example of oppressed people fighting for their freedom against a slave-owning oligarchy, has been an inspiration to many.

The artistic name of SpARTakos bears the meaning of liberation through art , since art is, in essence, revolutionary.

SpARTakos  currently focuses his artistic practice on fine art photography and digital art. He creates his images through the use of graphic software, pen tablet, or mouse.The initial image comes from photography, manual design, or sketches scanned and transferred to the computer as a file. He either gets inspired by a single photo, which he recreates in his computer, repainting a real subject or uses his imagination to create a piece of artwork from scratch. This is a method which offers him infinite possibilities to create artwork which could not be reproduced with natural means. Enjoying this absence of limitations,he likes to play with a variety of colors, textures and diversity in style.

Printing is also part of the creative process. Top-quality printing materials are carefully chosen  to convey the feel of each artwork, making them an essential part of the final outcome.

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