“Carbon Dioxide & Calathea Makoyana” by Fabio Petani in Gorle, Italy
Italian street artist Fabio Petani just worked on his new project entitled “Carbon Dioxide & Calathea Makoyana” s part of the StreetArtBall Project. It was created to fuse street art and sport in support to the community’s urban regeneration.
This initiative conveys the rebirth after the terrible period of the pandemic, which hit their area particularly hard, and on the other hand, attention to the environment.
Fabio Petani’s works are characterized by a disarranged harmony of lines, shapes and volumes, which complement each other through the use of faint and harmonious colors, blended into breaking elements. His research analyzes the chemical and molecular aspects of objects giving rise to a lengthy operation of reconstruction of the elements in the periodic table. An increasingly detailed production that brings out an ever-changing organic complexity.
Each chemical element, just like each plant, is somehow connected to the environment, the space or the context in which the wall is made. The importance of the connection between work and context is evoked also by his works on wood, paper and other alternative materials. It is through the employment of such materials that Fabio Petani tries to get carried away by the matter, aiming at ending the periodic table with a cluster of artworks able to tell a story about the alchemy between art, chemistry and nature.
Check out below to see more photos of the project.