Fabio Petani is one of the artists invited to take part of this year’s Without Frontiers festival that this year is hosting artists like ETNIK, Elbi Elem, Corn79, Etnik, Panem et Circenses, Fabio Petani, Made 514 and  Zedz, and is curated by Simona Gavioli and Giulia Giliberti.

Titled Krypton & Pyrus Communis, the new mural features Fabio Petani’s characteristic imagery,  delicate murals that focus on the experimental transformation of shapes and surfaces that make up the urban landscape, from which he draws his inspiration from.
His murals express a fine balance between organic forms, geometry and lettering, always adding patches of earth colours into a composition characterised by a strong symbolism.
His work makes use of delicate natural shapes and the symbology of natural elements such as chromium, platinum, americium and so on. Nothing seems to be random in Fabio Petani’s work. There is always some kind of connection between the depicted elements in his paintings and the composition, incorporating the numbers of the elements and even the colours when they apply. Each of these elements, chemical or part of the flora, is somehow connected to the environment or context they were created in.

The mural refers to krypton, a chemical element with symbol Kr and atomic number 36, as seen in the mural, and the image of wild pear flowers. Have a look at the images by Livio Ninni.

Fabio Petani was born in Pinerolo in 1987. Throughout his rich artistic career, he has experimented, not only on the numerous commissioned murals, even on paper, canvas and alternative media. In this exhibition, some works on wood will be shown to the public for the first time, a material that enhances the subtle yet strong relationship between abstraction, nature, and chemistry that make him easily recognisable.

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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.