WEDNESDAY WALL OF FAME !
Today we talk about a worldwide known Portuguese artist, Pantonio (or Antonio Correia). Born in 1975 in Azores, he already left his mark in many countries of the planet. His style is very recognizable, always using black and blue representing mainly animals or chimeras. He has a real graphic signature.
The origin of his name is diverse:
– Pantomime [pan-tuh-mahym] the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings, by gestures without words.
– Pan- prefix (Greek πᾶν) “all”, “of everything”, “involving all members” of a group).
– Panta Rhei : concept in the philosophy of Heraclitus (Socratic Greek philosopher) everything flows, meaning that everything is constantly changing, from the smallest grain of sand to the stars in the sky.
– Pan – in Greek mythology the god of woods, fields, and flocks.
The choice of his color palette comes directly from his island: blue like the ocean, white like the clouds and black like the volcanic stone.
The wall he made in the 13th arrondissement of Paris is still one of the biggest of Europe!
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