SELCI, FROM THE 10th CENTURY TO STREET ART
The history of Selci tells of the union between two apparently opposite realities: on one side, there is the small town near Rieti founded in the 10th century while on the other side there is an art form born in the huge and distant metropolis: street art. Last year, right in the heart of Sabina, there was the strange meeting between an ancient village of one thousand inhabitants and urban graffiti, the form of expression par excellence of contemporary creativity. What is the result? The redevelopment of a whole area.
Street art made in Selci
It all started as part of Pubblica, a cultural project of Kill The Pig, a collective which promotes the sharing of visual arts. Soon the small town of Lazio came alive, turning into a small cosmopolitan reality, recalling some neighborhoods in New York or other US cities. All thanks to the work of national and international street artists as Fio Silva, Diamond or Gomez, who met here to paint the walls of the town.
Via Roma, the urban art centre
An artistic path that winds around the main street, Via Roma; from here you can admire on the facade of a building the work made by Luis Gomez de Teran, the blow-up of a gorgeous woman 'with tired eyes', a feminine image that takes us back in time to the great movie stars of the past. Not far away, on the wall of another building, a large murals with geometric shapes and contrasting colors came to life: the work is signed by Emmeu.
When art arrives even in a parking lot
A few meters from the main road, in one of the most visited parks of Selci, the creative talent of four street artist, Emmeu, Marcy, Diamond and Solo gave a second life to an old electrical substation, turning it into a container of four works of art. The main element is once again a female face. Pop and surreal images show the woman of the past and the future surrounded by another element that can not go unnoticed: the color.
The fantasy of Fio Silva and Diego Ritmo
The young Argentine Fio Silva was the author of two other murals, one on the arena floor painted in leaves and dinosaurs, the other on the facade of the elementary school. Last but not least, you can admire the murals in via Tenerello signed by Diego Ritmo. On a black background colorful characters evoke the world of fantasy.