Etnik – Φωτιά in Greece

Italian Artist Etnik has completed the second of his five mural project Inspired by platonic geomerty. 

A few months ago I shared Etnik’s newest mural in Jackonsville, Florida. The mural was titled ‘Eikosi‘ and was the first of a five part series of walls inspired by Platonic geometry.

Etnik has just completed the second mural in the series. Created for the City Call mural art festival in Volos Greece, this latest mural is devoted to the Fire element and is titled Φωτιά (Greek for “fire”). 

The shape in the centre of the composition represents the Tetrahedron which is for Plato the geometrical symbol of FIRE.

“Plato’s tetrahedron is a regular tetrahedron and is one in which all four faces are equilateral triangles. 

Etnik associates the Fire Element to Greece for its Mediterranean atmosphere and its classical roots: the urban agglomeration tipical of his style and the natural element (fire) represent the contradictions of the urban spaces.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Etnik lives and works in Turin (Italy). Active since the early 90’s in the writing scene, Etnik has been searching new ways to push the limits of classical graffiti to a higher level of painting; he’s been painting large scale murals worldwide and organizing events to connect the best European artists. From 2001, his way to paint starts to evolve to geometrical and architectural forms, still working on the lettering with a mixture of urban landscapes. This way to represent and criticize the CITY, and painting the urban volumes as an abstract composition, is the way Etnik works on different media from studio painting, to murals or sculpture and installation. His works have been shown in several international galleries and published in many magazines and books.

URBANACT

UrbanAct (members and co-workers) has an active presence in Greece since 1998. Our goal is to promote the art and the techniques of alternative form of cultures such as public mural art, graffiti, street art, cycling etc.

UrbanAct aims to intervene with art in the urban landscape by creating outdoor wall paintings, organising festivals and exhibitions. The murals embellish the urban landscape and create landmarks, illustrate the ideas and energy of artists about expressing and creating, the need of familiarization to public spaces. They also give a reason to push people out of their cages, get out on the streets, get together, talk, watch, put colour and fantasy in their life.

 

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