"Lefkos": PichiAvo Explore Urban Mythology @ Station 16
The Spanish-based artist duo PichiAvo, known for their ability to (literally) ignite relationships between art, sculpture, architecture, space, and social contexts, are currently having an exhibition at Montreal's Station 16 Gallery through June 30th.
Lefkos welcomes the duo to Canada after the burning of an 85-foot tall sculpture in their hometown of Valencia. The duo is recognized by their impressive juxtaposition of classic and modern art; using images of ancient gods set against an urban graffiti background. Expanding on their murals from around the world, PichiAvo has created several large colorful works on canvas that frequently depict romance, grief, playfulness, and power found in ancient Greek sculpture.
Choosing to elevate their style and conceptualization through collaboration, PichiAvo joined forces in 2007. Together they create pieces that challenge preconceived notions of both classical and modern art. This new fusion stays true to its classic heritage but is heavily influenced by a modern urban viewpoint – a style dubbed 'UrbanMythology'. Together, they create aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking pieces that are heavily influenced by the street and elevated by complex subject matter.
"Lefkos" is on display at Station 16 through June 30th, but you can visit their murals any time.