Category Archives: Life

No excuse for bullfights- And some historical truths


Socio- historical issues have always been a major concern of artists. A lot has been said through the ages about the controversial tradition of bullfights in hispanic cultures. The supporters of this brutal “game” claim it is deeply rooted in their tradition, going back to ancient times, during the Minoan times in Crete. So let’s break down the myth… In their attempt to justify  bullfights, the Spaniards sometimes invoke, as a starting point for bullfights, the celebrations with  bulls that took place in Minoan Crete(2000 BC-1450 BC). This belief is both historically and culturally inaccurate. In bullfights, when the bull […]

The astonishing street art of Athens, Greece


Street art is thriving more than ever globally. From strictly graffiti tags and slogans to elaborate large scale murals, there is an insatiable need by artists to get public spaces to speak for their people. Why is there such a creative boom on the streets of Athens and what does it mean for the artists and city that hosts them? Athens is an eternal ‘street art’ city. It has been continuously inhabited for 6,000 years and was the cultural and social hub for ideas such as democracy and philosophy. The word graffiti derives from the greek word “graphi” which means […]

Praying Hands by Pavlos Tsakonas

Favorite art quote


Edward Hopper’s famous quote is relevant to SpARTakos’s approach to art, that is why it is our favorite art quote. Visual language is different from verbal and can’t be explained enough in words. What are your thoughts on this?

Inspiration quote- SpARTakos

SpARTakos x Liveheroes


We are excited  to announce that the SpARTakos revised collection of streetwear is now live on Liveheroes. Form and color in casual art wear for that extra touch on anybody’s outfit. Make a statement on the street and showcase your personality. After all, we attract what we project, right? Visit our shop and make sure to come back  as a lot more is on the way… http://www.liveheroes.com/en/brand/spartakos Keep it real! The SpARTakos team

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A quick guide to choosing wall art


How to choose wall art for your home or office? Here are 8 quick tips for selecting art for your space. First of all you have to think about which kind of art you like and how that would fit into your space. Selecting art for your home can be an exciting venture and a source of pleasure for years to come .It may happen that you fall in love with a work of art and decide to build  the surroundings to fit that piece of art. But, what happens if you have already created the look of the room and […]

What is the Golden Ratio?


It has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. It is also known as the Golden Section, Golden Mean, Divine Proportion or Greek letter Phi. The golden ratio  is a special number approximately equal to 1.618. It is a mathematical pattern, ever-present in nature that the human brain subconsciously recognizes as an expression of perfection. According to legend, the Greek Philosopher Pythagoras discovered the concept of harmony while he studied proportion by listening to the different sounds given off when the blacksmith’s hammers hit their anvils. Then, he moved to  study stringed instruments and the different sounds they produced. In […]

Announcing “Glance”


Today we are announcing the making of “Glance” , a free downloadable ebook about SpARTakos. “Glance” is going to be about scribbles and random thoughts on the artist, his work and  mindset. A quick, fresh dive into his world without too much theory, but with heaps of color. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper For those that know him well, there is no other quote that describes him best. If it sounds good to you and would like to know more, make sure you join our mailing list and you’ll […]