Riccardo Buonafede | Drapetsona, Athens
Entitled “EIRENE” the wall represents a tribute to urban art that leave more and more peace messages that oppose an oppressive system. In Greek mythology Eirene was the personification of peace. She was the daughter of Zeus and Themis and sister of Dike (Justice) and Eunomia (Law). In the center of the paint there is a hand holding a brush in a realistic black and white that contrasts with a colorful background turquoise and yellow. Tha hand is the author of the symbol of peace painted on the wall and at the same time represents the central line of the symbol it self. Artist and expression come together in a strong message. The number 4 resumes the number of the school on which the work develops.
About The Artist
Riccardo’s works are characterized by the emphasis on anatomical features of the human being. He focuses particularly on the lights and shadows that define the shapes, looking for a softness and depth of neoclassical sculpture. All this is superimposed on eccentric and colored background that alienate his works from traditional painting and bring them closer to a pop posterization. It’s a distorted image processing between modernism and classicism which evolves into a still image, allowing the artist to create paintings with a strong visual impact.