Cacao Rocks Greece

Cover Image - Cacao Rocks

Raised between Piraeus and Corfu, Greek artist Megoulas Yassonas (aka Cacao Rocks) studied French literature at the Université d’Angers. He had dabbled in Athens’ street-art scene as a teenager, but it was a scholarship to Focus School of Photography and Video in the same city that launched him on a path to his multidisciplinary practice, encompassing painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation, performance, video, and his eye-catching murals. His signature palette was developed in 2014, while feeling homesick during a trip to Germany. Inspired by negatives of his recent canvases, he reversed their colors, producing a fusion of blue, gold, grey, and black that reminded him of Athens. The vibrant results have helped foster collaborations with bands and brands (including Nike and Remy Cointreau); press coverage from the New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, and others; and gallery displays in Italy, Belgium, UK, Mexico, Switzerland, and the States.