Greek street artist STMTS is best known for the politically and emotionally charged, large-scale drawings of children he wheat pastes on various public buildings throughout Athens. Of his own motivations, the artist says: “I care about the social problems and more specifically about the kids and the new generations. The political circumstances affect all the problems of society, so they possibly also affect my work and inspiration.”
Beginning with a lengthy pre-planning process in his studio where he makes repeated sketches of his subjects, he then takes the completed work to the street for pasting. STMTS deliberately chooses old and dilapidated walls for his work to draw the attention of spectators to the physical and economic conditions surrounding the work.
STMTS has exhibited in the US and Europe, including shows at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens.