Unknown Territory was born from artist Timos Livaditis' belief that art should be accessible to everyone. His gallery-shop close to the Acropolis in Athens, is filled with a range of mixed media; from bold canvases to fashion, hand-painted with distinctive, humorous adaptations of figures from classical antiquity and vibrant portraits of fantastically imagined creatures.
For his first collaboration with GBG the inspiration is the Story of Troy, the tale of a Greek gift that turned out to be both a surprise and a masterstroke – that’s exactly the aim at Greeks Bearing Gifts. We have created a range of scented candles, hand poured in Athens by Waks. Each candle is a unique artwork, individually painted with the artist's humorous take on four of the story's major players.
The story starts with young Helen, wife of king Menelaus, kidnapped by her lover, Paris who carried her off to Troy, sparking the Trojan war. Achilles, was the famed Greek warrior and hero, who fought during the ten years of battles that followed.
The horse was left by the Greeks at the gates of Troy and mistaken by the Trojans for a peace offering, then wheeled inside their city walls. While the city slept, armed Greek soldiers emerged from inside the horse’s belly and conquered the city of Troy.