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Artists Decorate Buildings in Spain with Graffiti of the Greek Gods

PichiAvo creates graffiti murals of ancient Greek gods and mythological figures. Credit: PichiAvo / Instagram

PichiAvo, a Spanish artistic duo from Valencia, is renowned for creating graffiti murals of the ancient Greek gods on large high-rise buildings across the world.

The eye-catching and colorful murals seamlessly combine modern artistic sensibilities with the ancient Greek mythological world. PichiAvo has been described as being “among the most prominent street artists on the current urban art scene.”

Recently the pair completed stylized graffiti murals of the Greek gods and subjects from Greek mythology in Spain and Canada, and also recently took part in the 2023 Mural Festival in Montreal.

Spanish graffiti duo depicts Greek mythology on stunning murals

Recently, the Spanish artists finished a mural in Mérida, near the Spanish city’s famous Roman Hippodrome, once used for horse and chariot racing.

Commenting on the new mural, the artists of PichiAvo said “We painted a new version of the Venus del Mitreo which is exhibited in the Museo Nacional del Arte Romano also located in Mérida.”

“Our proposal consists of a reconstruction of the bust inspired by the Syracuse-type Venus from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens since we found the similarity between the two works very fruitful” they continued.

The Venus del Mitreo is a headless statue, so by comparing the two works and synthesizing them into the mural the graffiti artists were able to create a new work of art that feels simultaneously authentic to the Classical Greco-Roman style and to Greek mythology.

Just two days ago, PichiAvo shared the completion of a new mural called “Three Graces” in Montreal, Canada on their Instagram page. The artwork was completed as part of the 2023 Mural Festival.


In their own words, PichAvo “adopt a thoroughly innovative approach in their artistic fusions”. Their murals typically invoke themes from Greek mythology and strike “A balanced combination of classical art and the most contemporary urban art”.

The duo formed in 2007 when the two artists met at the urban art scene in Valencia. Both artists trained in Fine Art and Design.

“From that moment we worked on developing joint projects, pursuing an unremitting search for a style of their own,” explain PichiAvo. “To achieve this we went through various stages as painters, focusing initially on skill and technique until we reached the point of needing to express ourselves through what most defines us: graffiti and classical art.”

This synergy between classical art and graffiti can be seen in their many murals of the ancient Greek gods that combine the aesthetics of contemporary street art with the stylistic sensibilities of the ancient world.

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