Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fikos paints a series of new pieces in Athens, Greece

Fiches just wrapped up a rather large project which saw him painting several pieces at the 58th Primary School of Athens in Greece.

Fikos just wrapped up a rather large project which saw him painting several large pieces at the 58th Primary School of Athens in Greece.
The Greek artist spent over two weeks inside the complex to create the first ever illustrated school in the country. The result is featuring his classical Greek Byzantine inspired imagery which redevelops artistically the entirety of the courtyard area. He decided to use themes that have their roots in ancient Greek myths, and teach values such as honesty, solidarity, curiosity and willingness to learn.
According to mythology, Hermes was the first teacher of the human spieces, and he offered the Alphabet to the Greek people. The Alphabet, as a motif form, decorates one of the courtyard walls.
The wall opposite is decorated with one of Aesop’s fables, The Farmer and his Children. The visual representation is completed by a traditional story, The Pigeon and the Ant, and with a popular tale of Little Red Riding Hood. I chose to alter the story somewhat, by presenting the wolf and little red riding hood as being reconciled. Finally, the move between compositions is achieved through flying bees that represent industriousness and solidarity.
Discover the piece in its entirety after the jump and check back with us throughout the week for the latest Street Art updates.

















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