Graff-Ekfrasi Apollo Collection

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Graff-Ekfrasi Apollo Collection

Graff-Ekfrasi Apollo is a canvas collection that explores minimal graffiti in PichiAvo’s color palette.

What is graffiti? That question has been raised for decades, and the answer is still a matter of perspective.

Graffiti is a gesture that leaves a trace, often in spray paint. It can take different shapes and colours, it can represent something figurative or can be abstract, and it always carries a meaning. PichiAvo have always worked with graffiti. They have created a style that pays tribute to this urban mode of expression in its most iconic form and have merged it with Classical art and sculpture.

For this project, after a period of research, PichiAvo decided to extract the most primitive form of graffiti and synthesize it to its basic minimum: a coloured trace on a round blank canvas. That trace invites the viewer to think about aesthetics in art: does a stroke of spray paint deserve to be paired with a beautiful Classical sculpture? That minimal graffiti serves as a background for a portrait of a Classical Apollo.

Graff-Ekfrasi Apollo is a series of tondo canvases using different colours from the range of one of the most iconic spray brands. This sequence of colours explores PichiAvo’s palette, using some of the oranges, pinks and blues that can be found in their creations all over the world.

YEAR 2020
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What is graffiti? That question has been raised for decades, and the answer is still a matter of perspective.

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