Πέμπτη, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

The Artist Telling Greeks' Stories Through Playmobil Figures.

Mr. Plasticobilism challenges people to think about the woes of Greek society with scenes that use some of their favorite toys.

Papadopoulos, 36, was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and he initially worked as an astrophysicist, a remedial high school teacher and a scriptwriter. For the past two years, he has been using toys to challenge people to think about the woes of Greek society amid the financial crisis.
Instead of seeing Playmobil figures as firefighters, pirates, policemen and doctors, he transforms them into protagonists of Greek society. They re-enact events of everyday life, situations that cause distress and ideals that he believes should not be forgotten.

Papadopoulos has portrayed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, who've played key roles in the European Union's handling of the financial crisis, as well as empty cash machines, extremist right-wing party Golden Dawn, the July referendum on the international bailout and the ongoing refugee crisis.

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