Plastic Rain – Mr Fijodor at Without Frontiers Festival

Plastic Rain by Mr Fijodor for Without Frontiers, Italy

Italian artist Mr Fijodor has completed his newest mural ‘plastic rain’ in Mantova, Italy. This mural has been created for the urban art festival Without Frontiers. The festival, organised by Simona Gavioli and Giulia Giliberti is now celebrating it’s fourth year.

I interviewed Mr Fijodor back in June so it was with great delight that I was able to speak to him again and hear all about the inspiration behind his latest creation.

“Plastic Rain” is my New wall. The two characters you see are father and son adjusting a giant robot. The robot represents an archetype, a dream or a result. What can this machine do? For example it could solve problems. It can help in life, it can defeat global warming, it can take them to the moon. It could do anything! It’s not important, everyone can read what they want, depending on what they need.

Mr. Fijodor. “Plastic Rain” in collaboration with Without Frontiers Festival 2019. Mantova, Italy. (photo © Corn79)

The figure of the father / elder brother is adjusting the robot, while the smaller one, instead of standing still, helps him as he can. The child is holding an umbrella that protects them from the plastic rain.

Mr. Fijodor. “Plastic Rain” in collaboration with Without Frontiers Festival 2019. Mantova, Italy. (photo © Corn79)

Moving on to the plastic rain, which gives the wall its name, it is both a reference to the current situation, a criticism of the continuous use of disposable materials, but, and here we come to the theme of the event, it is also an event so much absurd that does not distract our protagonists. As incredible as it is, the plastic rain does not prevent the two from continuing to concentrate on the search for the dream and the conquest of the goal”

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Mr. Fijodor. “Plastic Rain” in collaboration with Without Frontiers Festival 2019. Mantova, Italy. (photo © Corn79)

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