Fabio Petani is now in Athens, just finished his mural for Athens Street Art Festival 2017, curated by Andreas C Tsourapas and a group of committed individuals who are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art.
Entitled “Ununpentium & Citrus Limon” The wall represents a typical Mediterranean plant, a lemon tree in a large light blue circle. Outside of this, there is a turmoil of leaves illuminated by a green light that outlines them from the shadows. Finally, a red circular line intersects with a yellow circle representing the sun that nourishes the plants and gives them vital energy. The chemical element is the Ununpentium indicated by the number 115 which resumes the number of the school on which the work develops. The 15th Keratsini School.
Fabio’s works are characterized by a disarranged harmony of lines, shapes and volumes which complement each other through the use of faint and harmonious colors, blended into breaking elements. His research analyzes the chemical and molecular aspects of objects giving rise to a lengthy operation of reconstruction of the elements in the periodic table. An increasingly detailed production that brings out an ever-changing organic complexity. Each chemical element, just like each plant, is somehow connected to the environment, the space or the context in which the wall is made. Both, chemical element and plant, are peculiar to decadence and dereliction. But nature, intruding upon buildings in disuse, regains its own space and gives rise to an harmonious contrast between the building’s death and the rebirth of life. His murals represent the life-death dualism, being modeled on the places’ story and getting harmoniously mixed up with the decadent and forgotten industrial architectures. As a matter of fact, all his interventions are made in order to let the work becoming part of the transformation process of the wall itself.
See the video of the process:
About The Project
Athens Street Art Festival is a Non-Profit attempt to promote Social Conscience and Action through Art that will invite a series of exceptional artists dedicated to the moving image and innovative thinkers committed to fostering awareness and education tfor social change. Through this collaborative effort, the group hopes to provoke new perceptions, broaden awareness and education and find creative solutions concerning climate change and its consequences.