The Krank (b. Greece, 1988) is a Berlin-based artist & curator focusing on paintings, murals, art installations, performances & social art projects.

His creative flame was firstly spread as a graffiti artist in the urban environment in the early 2000s. He studied fine and applied arts in Athens (2009), which led him in a new rapprochement of his primary visual language and art practice. The peculiarity of The Kranks work is the stringent black-and-white aesthetics as well as the iconicity of indecipherable hieroglyphs, fragments of letters, newly arranged words black on white and white on black. His riotous gesture in combination with his influences of the abstract expressionism art movement became his personal signature in his paintings. Based on his concept ideas he enriches his visual storytelling by adapting different mediums into his work such as fabrics, cardboards, woods and plastic, creating bold installations both indoors and outdoors.

The artist regards himself as a seismograph of society and articulates social grievances and group psychological phenomena in his works. His ideology revolves around conscience and humanity. Through his provocative projects, he tries to develop an ethical state within the complex structure of modern life, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of the true essence of reality. It is his duty to capture the most sincere interpretation of the world by opening up a dialogue for alternative visions with a focus on social responsibility.

Exhibitions & Performances

Berlin 2020 :: Wild Bunch - The Grand (curated by BASA studio)

Düsseldorf 2020 :: One Word - Take a Butcher's Gallery (curated by Heike Bosch)

Berlin 2019 :: Das Ministerium - Kunst Etagen Pankow (curated by Uber Fresh)

Berlin 2019 :: Berlin edition - Museum of Now (curated by Denis Leo Hegic +more)

Berlin 2019 :: BerlinGraphicDays#14 - Xlane (curated by The Krank)

Berlin 2019 :: DayZero - Urban Art Week (curated by Moritz Tonn)

Neustrelitz 2019 :: Amazon - Artbase Festival (curated by KulturSpaeti +more)

Montana 2019 :: Vision Art festival - Crans Ambassador (curated by Abou Aboughazala)

Berlin 2019 :: Besichtigungstermin! - 20square7 Gallery (curated by The Krank)

Bonn 2019 :: United Nations - World Conference Center (curated by Abou Aboughazala)

Berlin 2019 :: The Message - Benhadj & Djilali Galerie (curated by Adrian Sierra Gracia)

Berlin 2019 :: BerlinGraphicDays#13 - XLane (curated by The Krank)

Berlin 2019 :: Secret Spot - UrbanArtHall (curated by Moe72)

Athens 2018 :: Surprise IV - ΓH @ Κ44 (curated by Alexandra Kollaros)

Berlin 2018 :: RÄUME 2 - Berlin Art Week (curated by Alina Mann +more)

Brussels 2018 :: Berlin in Brussels - MAD (performance)

Leipzig 2018 :: Intelligence-of-Many - Monumenta (curated by Denis Leo Henig +more)

Luzern 2018 :: BlueBalls festival - Culture and Congress Center (performance)

Berlin 2018 :: TOA Berlin - FunkHaus Berlin (curated by Abou Aboughazala)

Athens 2018 :: Θραυσματικοί Χάρτες - BIOS (curated by Georgia Oikonomopoulou)

London 2018 :: Summer show - Crow's Nest Gallery (curated by The Krah)

Athens 2018 :: Abandonment - Prosfygika Housing Complex (curated by The Krank)

Berlin 2018 :: Metropolis - Soho House Berlin (performance)

Berlin 2018 :: Atemlos - Voodoo55 Artspace (curated by The Krank)

Berlin 2018 :: Hellas FilmBox - Urban Spree Gallery (performance)

Berlin 2017 :: Golden Dinner - Secret location (curated by BASA studio)

Kassel 2017 :: Zukunftsforum - Documenta Halle (curated by Abou Aboughazala)

Berlin 2017 :: Dimensions - Ahoy! Berlin (performance)

Berlin 2017 :: StartupCall - University of Applied Sciences BiTS/BTK (performance)

Berlin 2017 :: The Solar Panel Series - DENA Congress (curated by Abou Aboughazala)

Hamburg 2017 :: Abstrakt. perfekt. persönlich - Bizco+Emily (curated byUrbanskills)

Berlin 2017 :: The Solar Panel Series - Anomalie Art Club (curated by Abou Aboughazala)

Berlin 2017 :: Food & Culture - Studierendenwerk Berlin (performance)

Berlin 2016 :: Die Pilotausstellung - Museum of Colours (curated by Kulturspace)

Berlin 2016 :: TYPO Berlin - House of World Cultures (curated by Kulturspace)

Berlin 2016 :: ShowUsYourType - Secret Garden (curated by Kulturspace)