Pokras Lampas’ art is part graffiti, part calligraphy; part low brow, part high brow; and all-around wonderful. A “Calligraffiti Ambassador” (an artistic movement spearheaded by Niels “Shoe” Meulman in 2007), his art has been exhibited in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Korea, and the UAE.
“The Calligrafuturism is my self-developed style,” explained Lampas in an interview with the Fendi blog. “We’re all living in a multi-cultural world and if I can help people to learn more about foreign calligraphy, they’ll learn more about other countries. So that’s why Calligrafuturism is so important for me, I don’t want to make something new just because I’m crazy, I want to create it because I can see a very big knowledge and that’s why I’m doing it.”
According to Lampas, being a “Calligraffiti Ambassador” is a great way to create art non-stop. “Now I can easily take a big bucket of paint and perform my art everywhere,” he says. “On walls, on glass, on cars!”. Lampas knows what he’s talking about. In 2015, he performed the first world’s largest calligraffiti on the roof of a building in Moscow – an artwork that can be seen from Google Earth.
He admits he’s always on the lookout for the next best surface to work on. “Of course, I prefer something smooth, but it depends on the material and the tools,” he says. “So, if I could find something very nice to work on outside this earth, it would probably be the moon. That would be my favorite surface!”
In the meanwhile, check out his Earthly creations.