PichiAvo https://www.pichiavo.com Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:20:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.11 Culture Trip article about PichiAvo and las Fallas receives a Muse Creative Award https://www.pichiavo.com/culture-trip-article-about-pichiavo-and-las-fallas-receives-a-muse-creative-award/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:06:48 +0000 https://www.pichiavo.com/?p=603 La entrada Culture Trip article about PichiAvo and las Fallas receives a Muse Creative Award se publicó primero en PichiAvo.

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Culture Trip journalist Grace Beard visited Valencia during the 2019 las Fallas festival aiming to write an article about this traditional celebration in which PichiAvo contibuted creating the main falla monument displayed at the central square of the city. She invited Zack DeZon, a NY-based photographer, to illustrate this festival of fire, color, tradition and now, street art.

The article has just received a Platinum Muse Creative Award for his excellence and quality.
https://museaward.com/winners/6/785/2513

 

Tradition and Street Art Collide at Valencia’s Las Fallas
To celebrate spring’s arrival, Culture Trip commissioned a package of several stories, which explore themes of revolution, rebirth and renewal. Photographer, Zack DeZon, was commissioned to photograph Las Fallas, Valencia’s annual festival that celebrates the arrival of spring with fire, explosions and art. The festival is a 300-year-old tradition, which despite its age, manages to remain uniquely local. Las Fallas includes a daytime firework display and processions of elaborately dressed women and men, prior to the large sculptures (fallas) being set ablaze later in the evening. This particular year’s falla is a departure from those of previous years, which are typically cartoonish and whimsical, a style that began 100 years ago and became more Disney-like over time. Street art duo, PichiAvo, created the 2019 falla that you will see here, which is the largest creation to date to be featured at the festival. During the three months leading up to the festival, PichiAvo worked 18-hour days to finish painting the falla, all for it to be lit on fire during La Crema, the festival’s closing ceremony.
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/spain/articles/tradition-and-street-art-collide-at-valencias-las-fallas/

©Zack DeZon for Culture Trip

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A 600 m2 urban art mural for the Ciutat Fallera, Valencia, Spain https://www.pichiavo.com/a-600-m2-urban-art-mural-for-the-ciutat-fallera-valencia-spain/ Mon, 27 May 2019 10:21:04 +0000 http://www.pichiavo.com/?p=107 La entrada A 600 m2 urban art mural for the Ciutat Fallera, Valencia, Spain se publicó primero en PichiAvo.

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A 600 m2 urban art mural for the Ciutat Fallera, Valencia, Spain

The north great wall, we have spoken to each other thousands of times about this wall. We have passed by it thousands of times, wondering what happened behind that huge canvas which surrounds the Ciutat Fallera.

Last November we crossed its walls to discover the life inside, to learn the secret that converts some mere sculptural volumes of recyclable materials into public monuments called fallas and destined to live in our memory through the flames of March 19th.

This is the perfect support for a streetart work, it fulfils the task of providing visibility to a workshop and study area which was unfortunately unnoticed (due to the lack of any notable external element) to the rest of the citizenship, alien to the creative fallas universe.

After our first visit to this space we knew it was going to be the first thing we were going to change: fulfilling the need to synthesize the space with a great urban art work.

And here it is when we, our world and our running way of understanding take part in this story. There are some unique things in this work. First of all its drawing, which is a 2.0 version of the original one, chosen after having known personally the Fallas artists and having understood there was a common struggle when willing a self-recognition in the Art and Culture.

We develop in this project conceptual and mythological elements embodied in a monumental 600 m2 work, where we spin a composition with elements that represent in a perfect way our artistic movement definition. There is a Poseidon safeguarding and blessing the sea people, hippocampus and horses, mythology and symbols within a diversity that guide towards freedom. We can also see a sweet cupid supported by the forearm of a victory carrying a crown of laurels, a tribute to a city that wins the most meritorious recognition: its citizen’s love.

Painting at home, ignoring all the previous work to let go out what we know doing the best: giving everything. We reinvent ourselves in seconds and let flow whatever make to go beyond the creativity of the artist. Respecting the origin, leaving our classic graffiti signatures apart from this in order to represent through pieces and tags the oneself language used in the workshops by the fallas artists. A way to grow up and merge with space.

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An Olympian Zeus street art wall in the trinquet of the UPV https://www.pichiavo.com/an-olympian-zeus-street-art-wall-in-the-trinquet-of-the-upv/ Thu, 23 May 2019 11:40:00 +0000 http://www.pichiavo.com/?p=1 La entrada An Olympian Zeus street art wall in the trinquet of the UPV se publicó primero en PichiAvo.

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An Olympian Zeus street art wall in the trinquet of the UPV

It is known by everybody, but anyway I’m telling it, that Pichi has a very special link with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. This is the university where he shared his time and concerns with classmates and professors of fine arts. These are just some details, but as the great nuances, they make this mural work having an explicit intentionality.

On December 16th, forming part of the Tuenti Urban Art Project and invited by Urvanity, we made a mural painting in the trinquet* of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, created with our unique style.

During the creation of this streetart work, modified for the occasion in its plastic treatment, being inverted the glazes composing the backgrounds and our works’ figures, the development of the work in the Ciutat Fallera arrived, coinciding in the time.

This fact allowed us to create two works that propose a spatial, conceptual and technical conversation, among them, where the public could be able to enjoy them for their uniqueness as well as for their ensemble.

They were created in an exponential way, a constant we always keep in mind when reflecting on the essence of what we create. This is the union between classical art and contemporary art, which seeks a result that must be always superior to the sum of its elements.

A mythological deity related to the location was chosen as a main element for the trinquet*. On this occasion, we opted for a version of the Olympic Zeus represented with cornucopia as its main attribute, giving to the work the enough power and majesty for not to need any other type of composition with more elements or not to give any more baroque treatment or composition.

The development of the mural intervention in the UPV leaves a wonderful piece of StreetArt by the hand of PichiAvo and an element to the reflection on the importance of the people who comes into its classrooms, both students and teachers.

*trinquet: playing field used to practice a typical Valencian sport called “Pilota Valenciana”

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