Emmanuel Jarus traveled from Canada to Greece in order to attend the 7th International Street Art Festival Patras ArtWalk and create the first mural of this year’s event.The inspiration for Jarus’s works comes from his many travels, during which he deals with photography. Before each mural, he wants to know the wall and the area around it, in order to choose the appropriate style and design, in order to tie everything organically.
For this particular mural he drew his inspiration from the photo of a friend, with whom he spent a day in nature on one of his travels. We asked him about the feelings created by the figure in the mural, who has his back to the viewer: “I like the combination of a relaxed posture with a back that is strong. “Focusing on the figure, without showing the face, you feel that there must be some expediency that looks outwards.” For Jarus, the viewer is a factor that is taken into account when preparing the draft of a work, but he tries not to be influenced after the mural has started.
In Patras, Jarus was impressed by the murals of the previous festivals that adorn the city, while he said he was very satisfied with the consistency and professionalism of the Art in Progress team that organizes the Festival on a voluntary basis and will definitely visit Greece again!
You can admire the 49th total mural of ArtWalk up close at 32 Spyridonos Vassiliadou Street, Patras, Greece.
More information about Emmanuel Jarus can be found here.
We invite you to admire the 1st mural of ArtWalk 7 up close!
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