Stéphane Koyama-Meyer aka TRAZ, now in Athens, just finished his mural for Athens Street Art Festival, curated by Andreas C Tsourapas and a group of committed individuals who are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art.
The graphic mural mixes the word “MNHMH” which means “Memory” in Greek with the colours the ancient Greeks used to decorate the so-called Athenian Amphorae [Wine Vase]. The mural was painted in Drapetsona a neighbourhood with, according to the organisers, a significant historical background. The mural intends to make a reference to the ancient Greece’s rich history through colours, icons and patterns.
About the Artist
With 10 years long experience in graphic design, inspired by the street art movement and alternative music scene, Stéphane Koyama-Meyer aka TRAZ, is using words and images to send his message. Involved in the underground nature of the hip hop and graffiti art, he never lost the interest in urban expression.
Transferring the positive and universal message that anyone can use, Meyer is trying to bring a touch of life and poetry into the streets. His intentions are that, through his work, inspire action, provoke thought and motivate change. Mixing the best of graffiti art and graphic design experience, he brings the small detail into the center of his interest. Stéphane Koyama-Meyer aka TRAZ lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.
About The Project
Athens Street Art Festival is a Non Profit, Non Subsidized, Non Governmental and All Volunteer Street + Urban Art Festival established and based in Athens, Greece attempting to promote Social Conscience and Action through Art. The Festival is curated by Andreas C Tsourapas and invites a series of exceptional artists and innovative thinkers committed to fostering awareness and education for social change. Through this collaborative effort, the group provoke new perceptions, broaden awareness and education and find creative solutions.
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