Street artist / illustrator from Athens / Greece.
Dreyk the Pirate was born in 1986, Athens / Greece, and ever since a kid loves illustration. In late 90s started from traditional graffiti and under the influence of his studies on Graphic Design in 2004 got in street art movement, where he established the sea imaginary as a motif. In 2006 he graduated and started working as Art Director / illustrator mainly in magazine publications. He loves drawing in the streets worldwide, fat poor sailors and his colour palettes are usually duotone. He participated in many group exhibitions, festivals and culture events. Since 2016 he lives exclusively as an artist working personal projects and commissions.
Selected illustrations and commission work for:
BEAT (GR), Bold Ogilvy & Mather (GR), French Institute of Greece (GR), Adidas Originals (GR), Levi’s (GR), Pictoplasma (GER), Esquire magazine (GR & SP),
Belio magazine (SP), LiFO (GR), ΓΚΡΕKA (GR), Taverna magazine (GR), Kastaniotis Publications (GR), Elbisco (GR), Saristra Festival (GR), Wallpaper designs for Street Colors collection of 39.22 from Carteco (GR), South magazine (GR), Cobalt music (GR), CINEMA magazine (GR), Mellon Helmets & Bike Art (GR), Mural for National Blood Donor Center (GR), Murals for Urban Act (GR), Murals for Baby Grand hotel & Bioiatriki SA (Biomedicine center) in collaboration with The Breeder (GR),
Murals for Karlovasi Street Festival (GR), Murals for Despues club, Mural for Σκάζη cafe bar, Mural for Papadalup cafe bar.
GROUP SHOWS / FESTIVAL PARTICIPATIONS:
“ΒΑΒΕΛ” International Comics Festival, Athens 2005,2006,2009
“7PLY Project”, Athens 2007, 2009, 2010
“Remap KM”, Athens 2007
“FACADE ET FETE”, French Institute of Athens 2007.
“Berets from Montmartre”vol.1+2, Athens2009.
“Totem Character Synthesis”, Athens Digital Week 2009.
“Galore” festival, Copenhagen 2011.
“Dreamland”, Kalos&Klio gallery, Thessaloniki 2011.
“Missing Link Project” from Pictoplasma at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 2011.
“Graphic novels are true", K-Art gallery, Athens 2012,
“BREMIA”, Stigma lab gallery, Athens 2012.
“Zootrope”, CAMP gallery, Athens 2012.
“KENOPHOBIA”, Can gallery, Αthens 2015.
“Karlovasi Street Festival”, Samos 2017.
"Urban Ventures #2", Volos 2017.
"City Call #1", Volos 2017.
“Sincerely Yours”, Artzone42 gallery, Athens 2017.
- EARLY 20TH CENTURY ART 2,192 photos, 275 members
- R.Crumb 257 photos, 186 members
- Mythical creatures - Fabelwesen - Animali fantastici - Animaux f 3,348 photos, 176 members
- Self taught artists, any media 1,459 photos, 58 members
- Folk art items relating to fishing 352 photos, 79 members
- Fishermen - Pescadores - Fischer 100 photos, 45 members
- Wood Engraving 882 photos, 210 members
- Mermaids! And Anything of the Sea! 4,331 photos, 709 members
- Beautiful Black & White--VINTAGE Illustrations 17,652 photos, 625 members
- Self-Portraits! 479,108 photos, 46,474 members
- Sailors in Uniform 1,584 photos, 517 members
- The 1600s (The 17th Century) 6,293 photos, 193 members
- I Like Characters.com 21,673 photos, 1,072 members
- Hipstamatic Greece 793 photos, 37 members
- Wooster Collective 688,448 photos, 6,905 members
- All Collages 164,796 photos, 9,229 members
- Best Textures 16,748 photos, 4,899 members
- Textures & Details 20,086 photos, 749 members
- Early Netherlandish Portraits - Renaissance in the North 628 photos, 94 members
- 1920's 9,992 photos, 1,202 members
- Engraving Official Group 2,573 photos, 370 members
- Old Books, Engravings and Inscriptions 8,610 photos, 168 members
- Hellenic Portraits / Ελληνικά Πορτραίτα 14,812 photos, 1,102 members
- Greek photographers-Ελληνες φωτογράφοι 173,000 photos, 4,012 members
- Vintage Illustration 72,019 photos, 6,550 members
- ! Illustration Now ! 441,987 photos, 17,949 members
- illustrations published in magazine 5,084 photos, 763 members
- Murals & Graffiti 280,884 photos, 7,538 members
- We Love Street Art 409,661 photos, 2,836 members
- ekosystem.org 523,216 photos, 3,231 members
- Vintage Engravings, Etchings, Lithographs & Wood-block Prints 6,614 photos, 1,328 members
- Birds Photos 3,109,992 photos, 90,081 members
- Botero-Spotting 1,180 photos, 253 members
- Greek Graphic Designers 1,625 photos, 284 members
- ATHENS STREET ART ! 3,297 photos, 149 members
- unurth pool 141,257 photos, 992 members
- Don't Panic_Athens. 5 photos, 15 members
- greek graffiti 4,161 photos, 247 members
- Character Design 106,724 photos, 7,500 members
- Illustration 582,835 photos, 34,033 members
- Textures Only (Creative Commons Textures Only) 12,564 photos, 3,941 members
- pictoplasma 32,969 photos, 2,262 members
- Athens Graffiti 4,293 photos, 338 members
- Athens Street Art 11,016 photos, 1,196 members
"This testimonial is written under pressure, as I was threatened with rape by this psychotic pirate. I am obliged to say nice words, even if I don't want to. YOU ROCK, BOY!
(Love you Dreyky! ***)"
February 18th, 2010
climb couple says:
"Love the style of this guy's art! Great stuff! We really admire the freedom and expression in each piece. Very original. Great appreciation for the graffitti style too."
October 1st, 2009
"I just love Dreyk's sketches and characters, his flickr stream is definitely one of my favorites!"
September 9th, 2009
- October 2006
- I am:
- Street painter/Illustrator
- hidreykthepirate [at] gmail.com