Cyprus Street Artist Anatolis Spyrlidis, aka RoyalVenom: The Journey of a Calligraffiti Artist
Anatolis Spyrlidis, better known as RoyalVenom, is a Greek calligraffiti artist, whose blackletter abstract expressionist work features gothic and grotesque styles through graffiti.
The Beginning of RoyalVenom’s Art
In the early 2000s, RoyalVenom started his career in graffiti writing, taking the name DonDante and creating his crew, CGCrew, which was featured on http://graffiti.org. In 2005, he attended the University of Derby in the UK, where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. During his time at university, he was influenced by typography, especially in gothic and blackletter styles.
The Path to Calligraffiti
In 2014, RoyalVenom began his journey into calligraffiti, becoming a Pilot Pen Ambassador in Cyprus in 2018. He has participated in numerous events, such as MOS Kosovo in 2019 and United by Calligraphy in 2020, where he received an honorary diploma from the Ministry of Culture in Romania. In the same year, he received the award “XX SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE of the Republic of Cyprus” in the Art & Culture category. In 2022, he was a featured artist at the Cyprus International Convention, where he gave a live art performance.
Anatolis Spyrlidis, aka RoyalVenom, is an artist in the world of calligraffiti, whose unique style and artistic expression have garnered a lot of attention and admiration. From his early beginnings in graffiti writing to becoming a Pilot Pen Ambassador and receiving numerous awards and accolades, his journey is truly inspiring. His notable works, such as the mural in Chlorakas, Paphos, showcase his artistic talent and his ability to engage the public with his art. RoyalVenom is undoubtedly one of the influential calligraffiti artists in Europe, and his contribution to the art world will undoubtedly continue to inspire and impress.
RoyalVenom is an active member of the Calligrafreaks art movement based in Spain and Germany and the Supremacaligrafia Crew in Mexico.
2nd April Sunday – Calligraphy body art show
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