Street art springs from the life of a city. It is created by the most lively and restless part of society and reflects, in every period, the real soul of the city and the concerns of its inhabitants. Street art has developed mainly in large urban centres, and Athens is no exception. The Psirri neighbourhood in the city centre is inextricably linked to the history of street art in Athens. The narrow streets of Psirri are full of well-known works by foreign and Greek artists.
Louka Nika is a street that consists of two sections that form a corner in the centre of Psirri and run parallel to the Theater Ivi. The walls on both sides of the street are covered with unique street artworks representing various artistic currents and styles. However, as street art is a living art, no passage from Louka Nika is the same as the previous one. Some of the works have been replaced by newer ones, new elements have been added to others, and others have simply been covered by slogans and tags. Louka Nika is a constantly changing art exhibition in dialogue with the city. It does not matter if one artist falsified or destroyed the work of another because that is how street art functions, like a battle with spray paint and brushes.
So every time I pass by Louka Nika, I eagerly look at what new work has been created, and I am never disappointed by the imagination of the artists.