CYPRUS: Graffiti Writer, Muralist and Festival Organizer – Respect & Passion – PAPARAZZI

In recent years more and more color has been coming to the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean. The enthusiastic artist ACHILLEAS MICHAELIDES, better known as PAPARAZZI, just kept on creating one fantastic artwork after the other. He is playing an important role in the development of the local scene and the passionate inventor builds up communities, hosts festivals, connects artists and runs his own studio in Larnaka. We spoke with the fabulous artist in an extensive interview about his creative doings and about the story how he became an artist. True words with a lot of respect, experience and wisdom.

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CYPRUS: Streetart Nicosia – Around Spyrou Kyprianou – The “Blob Graff” and other Urban Art

The Blob Graff was a graffiti store and a place where regularly workshops were held. You can see the fantastic results and also the remains of it in the backyard. The place does not exist anymore, soon the other part of the building will get renewed. Some of the great artworks on the walls around still remain, but maybe not for long as well. Still here in our archive you can check out the photos from that place and the area around Spyrou Kyprianou.

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CYPRUS: Nicosia – Ethnological Museum – House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesiso

The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesisois is located at Patriarchou Grigoriou 20 near the Archbishopric in the neighbourhood of Saint Antonios. It was the area where the rich Greek used to live and the mansion is the most important example of urban architecture of the last century of Ottoman rule that survived in old Nicosia. It is quite interesting and worth a visit, the entrance is free.

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CYPRUS: The Rise Streetart Hotel in Larnaka – Mural Magic – Interview with Manager CHARBEL CHALFOUN

If you stay in Larnaka you should definitely choose the RISE STREETART HOTEL at Kimonos 1. The whole building is painted with awesome murals from the outside, as well each room is colourfully designed in an individual theme. On the new roof top bar they integrated a huge can styled artwork for Montana. So for both, the spray paint company and as well Tony Montana from Scarface. We spoke with hotel manager CHARBEL CHALFOUN about his idea of this project and how it came together.

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CYPRUS: Streetart Larnaka – Harbour Hall of Fame – Fantastic Graffiti Collection

Between the Port of Larnaka and the Larnaka Marina is alongside the coast a huge unpaved parking lot. It’s more of a gravel course. The walls around that parking place are completely covered with awesome graffiti artworks. It’s kind of a Hall of Fame with numerous pieces and also an historic archive. You can find great creations from over ten years ago. Here are the collected urban artworks from that spot.

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CYPRUS: Scuplture Park Ayia Napa – Astonishing Artworks on an 20.000 m² area

Besides the wonderful beaches and the extensive night live, the town of Ayia Napa offers also some culture stuff and fabulous sculptured artworks on an 20.000 m² area. The Sculpture Park in Ayia Napa was built in 2014 and every year they organize a Symposium where sculptor artists from all around the world can participate. That means the park is growing every year with some new fantastic objects. We tried to document nearly all of them.

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