Esek_one was born in Athens. As a youngster he becomes familiar with hip-hop culture, which turns out to be a major influence in his artistic development. In 2001 he makes his first steps in graffiti, a genre that he engages with until today, although he currently specializes in urban interventions, adding a bit of character to tired city locales often actually hanging artworks, salon-style, in unexpected spots. Esek_one’s style is rather impossible to classify – the artist seems to be in a league of his own. Awkwardly childlike, his works are passionate visual narratives, capturing the essence of life and reconstructing the spectrum of human emotions, after carefully having thrashed them. The artist uses a wide array of materials and methods, displaying a fondness for found objects and humble materials, to construct his visual compositions that overflow of existentialist angst: a mesmerizing universe populated with deformed characters struggling to make sense of a life that keeps handing the wrong cards, yet never surrendering to the overwhelming urge to give up. Naive yet highly sophisticated, Esek_one’s work thrives in its inherent contradictions, directly challenging the viewers to confront their innermost feelings.