Childhood memories fuel graduate’s work for mural festival in Greece
MA Communication Design graduate and graffiti street artist Bilos Mantho has been commissioned to paint a mural in his hometown in Greece as part of a growing festival called ArtWalk.
Image by Ted Nikolakopoulos
Bilos, who graduated from MA Communication Design in 2015, returned to Patras to paint Reminder, a 12 metre by 10 metre mural.
The piece features a palm tree – one of the few remaining ones in the neighbourhood – train tracks next to the wall but soon to be moved underground, and a photo of the artist and his late friend Ernesto, painting graffiti at the age of 13.
“It is painted in the neighbourhood where I grew up and made my first tags and graffiti,” said Bilos.
“It is a tribute to my childhood memories and the neighbourhood itself.
“The title Reminder is chosen as I would like this piece to serve as a reminder to the public of what this neighbourhood once was, but also as a personal reminder of what it means to me.
Working on such a scale is very challenging but in the end very rewarding; I’m looking forward to more walls like this one!”
Bilos said that his forthcoming work includes a design for a capsule collection for a clothing brand from Mexico due to be released in August.
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