TWO Valencia graffiti artists have built up an international reputation for creating murals of the ancient Greek gods on large high-rise buildings across the world.
The eye-catching works seamlessly combine modern artistic sensibilities with the ancient Greek mythological world.
PichiAvo have been described as being ‘among the most prominent street artists on the current urban art scene’.
Pichi and Avo trained in Fine Art and Design and met on the graffiti art scene in Valencia before becoming a duo in 2007.
From that moment they worked on developing joint projects, pursuing an unremitting search for a style of their own in fusion of graffiti and classical art.
Recently the pair completed stylized graffiti murals of the Greek gods and subjects from Greek Mythology in Spain and Canada, and also recently took part in the 2023 Mural Festival in Montreal.
In Spain, they have finished a mural in Merida, Extremadura near to the city’s famous Roman Hippodrome, once used for horse and chariot racing.
Commenting on the new mural, PichiAvo said: “We painted a new version of the Venus del Mitreo which is exhibited in the Museo Nacional del Arte Romano also located in Merida.”
“It involved reconstructing the bust inspired by the Syracuse-type Venus from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, since we found the similarity between the two works very fruitful,” they commented.
The synergy between classical art and graffiti can be seen in their many murals of the ancient Greek gods that combine contemporary street art with the sensibilities of the ancient world.
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