Two weeks ago, a member of the group called Avareler (the vagabonds) shared on Facebook a new photo album called “Pembe serisi” (The Pink Series). One of the pictures became popular almost instantly. It showed a portrait of Prime Minister Erdoğan on a billboard that has been painted pink and the inscription: “You’re so sweet”. This member is a young street artist living in Ankara. Together with his friends he created the group called Avareler that has been covering Ankara’s walls with ironic artworks. He answered our questions.
Who is Avareler and how did it start?
Avareler was born in a spontaneous way among a group of like-minded people. We have been active for around two and a half years. Our first work was on a 14 metre-long wooden billboard located on the Eskişehir Road. We wrote: ”Doors dinle içki iç Ankara” (Ankara, listen to the Doors, drink alcohol). (continue reading)