A neo-muralist from Athens seeks to combine ancient Greek mythology with Byzantine iconography to create graffiti and street art to depict how the Coronavirus forced people the worldover to put down roots.
Artist Fikos has painted the walls of many cities, including Bangkok, Rabat and Zurich and he is currently adding a splash of color to the sun-beaten facades of the Cypriot capital Nicosia.
"Here in Cyprus there are not many murals yet," the artist says. "It's the beginning phase of the street art scene in Cyprus, so... they are impressed and kind of awed when they see this happening."
Fikos was born in 1987 in Athens, the city he still calls home. When he was 13, he started studying Byzantine painting under the guidance of George Kordis, with whom he would collaborate with for 5 years, painting murals in Orthodox churches, while simultaneously developing his own personal artistic style.