PichiAvo (previously) proceed to scale multistory buildings from Ontario to Tahiti, just lately portray a sequence of vibrant new murals. Identified for combining figures from Greek mythology with spraypainted tags synonymous with graffiti, the Valencia-based duo usually work in vibrant jewel tones, particularly heat pinks and violets shadowed by cool blues. Rendered in a mode evocative of historical marble statues, classically idealized portrayals of deities like Mercury and Venus are intertwined with up to date road artwork. For a latest challenge again within the pair’s hometown, the god of wine, Bacchus, hoists a bunch of grapes on a wall of the aptly named Mythic Lodge.
Throughout in depth travels, PichiAvo have discovered methods to adapt what they name “urbanmythology,” particularly because it pertains to particular places. A diptych on two buildings in Paea, Tahiti, faucets right into a Tahitian legend in regards to the prince of neighboring Paparā and the prince of Paea’s son combating for management of the land in a javelin duel, thus figuring out the borders between the 2 communities. And taking the theme of the wall indoors, an ongoing physique of labor they name Diaspasis turns uncooked plasterboard right into a canvas, emphasizing crumbled edges as if it has been chiseled and faraway from structure.
In the event you’re in Montréal, you’ll be able to cease by PichiAvo’s new solo exhibition titled Three Graces at S16 Gallery, which runs June 15 by way of July 9. Discover extra on the artists’ website, and observe updates on Instagram.
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