Ioannis Karampetsos aka Sake was born in Athens in 1979.When the graffiti scene was born in Athens In the early 90’s,Sake was one of the most leading artists. He was known for his realistic approach in his graffiti art, which was groundbreaking for that foggy era. In the early 2000’s his creativity was expressed in a new genre of art for Greece back then, the art of tattooing. Within the next 15 years he managed to establish one of the biggest tattoo studios in Europe and be the teacher to some of the top tattoo artists worldwide. Worked with big Companies like Monster Energy,Samsung,Adidas,Mad TV and featured in Fortune’s magazine list 40 under 40 most successful businessmen . In 2017,due to his nostalgia for graffiti and his beginning, he brings to life a new project called “Art Crimes” which consists of a modern approach to classic and monumental ancient busts, sculptures, canvases and mixed media installations. He participated in Art shows in Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, London, New York & Miami! His latest exhibitions were Affordable Art Fair London 2021 and Scope Art Fair 2021 in Miami!
This project got a lot of great feedback and it ended up being showcased in galleries world wide.