Usually, when we think of Ancient Greece, we think of many things, from Ulysses’ (endless) Journey back to his beloved Ithaca to the endless history lessons of the last hour of Friday.
Although it may seem a boring subject to most people, the Spanish illustrator Tiago Majuelos, born in ’83, managed to make it interesting by creating a series of drawings inserting elements of Greek mythology inserted in contexts a little more ‘contemporary so as to create a strong visual impact. Thanks to his engineering and product design studies he was able to develop a particular vision of life, the ability to deal with a project and appreciate the objects well made.
His path towards this artistic genre was born from the creation of graffiti around the city of Barcelona. Thanks to this, the artist has learned a lot about colors, shapes, constancy, and quality, but above all about freedom.
Tiago made the decision to make illustrations when he began to approach this world for the first time and was fascinated by its art, philosophy, myths, and legends. Although he never studied Greek mythology in his school career, his passion was born later, from self-taught. In his illustrations, he tries to combine the knowledge he has assimilated giving him a touch of modernity. The result is interpretations of the deities of Ancient Greece drawn among modern cultural symbols, such as a bottle of red wine containing venus or cleaning products with the ancient gods inside.
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