PICHIAVO realised their first mural intervention in Barcelona this summer, in the student residence Livensa Living Barcelona. This project from Temprano Capital Partners was curated by Rebobinart.
For the first part of the project, in June, the artists intervened the 25m² high facade painting the Greek goddess Athena, a symbol for women empowerment, knowledge and wisdom. The goddess will be now the protector and guardian of the city of Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona) and of the students.
For the second part of the project, carried out at the end of September, the artists intervened two interior areas of the residence:
On the entrance stairs, in front of the reception, they painted a textural intervention with graffiti including words identified with the project and linking the work outside and inside the residence
In the rooftop area, the artists reflected the figure of Poseidon in 3 murals seen from different angles, as the sea is visible from this area. This intervention will enhance the female empowerment embodied in the mural of the facade with the figure of Athena, since in Greek mythology it was these two gods who fought for the city of Athens. Thanks to her intelligence, Athena was proclaimed by the people as the winner of this fight with Poseidon and became the guardian of Athens.
This was the first time that the international artists PichiAvo painted in Barcelona.
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