Pichi Avo Art
“Pichi Avo – a street art of URBAN ICONOMITHOLOGY”
PichiAvo – Vicar Wall – Almeria – Spain
Pichi Avo Art Approach
Staring at the mural works in the Pichi Avo Art, one thing draws my attention is the way they have pictured classical figures within a modern patchwork of shadows and colours. The surrealistic colours give a new coat of paint to some classical Greek mythological figures.
Far from self-centeredness
With their vision s combined, Spanish duo Pichi and Avo started their common artistic journey in 2007. Quickly got noticed in their home city Valencia, Spain. In 2011, they painted the works ‘Cuerpos’ in one of the most popular Valencian museum MUVIM (Museo Valenciano de Ilustración y Modernidad). Back then, although the visual identity had not yet come to fruition, their skills and collaboration had synchronized. Recent years, the iconic wave of surrealism has reached the rest of Europe. They toured around major European cities such as London in 2015.
Through magnificent wall-sized artwork, familiar classical figures met symbolic contemporary icons with in structure d lines and shapes. They invite the viewers to experience street art with a new sensation. Sometimes, the splash of colo u rs add ed a violent resonance of the torments and sorrows. It seemed to animate the se mythological figures (Vicar Wall). On other occasions, the warm ton ality of the picture invites us to share the dream s of a child (“Derecho a la diversion y al juego”).
Thanks to the diversity of their work, it’s hard not to feel touched contemplating their art work on the many streets of Valencia. Whether it is about ideological conflicts or social issues (“No mas niños soldados”
/ “No menores en conflictos belicos”), it always reminds us of dream s and beautiful moments of life. E ven when illustrating a cliché (Huevo o Gallina), Pichi Avo manage d to leave us wi th a fresh picture.
The Pichi Avo Art brings out a new sensation and blends it with something we knew, and something unexpected.