I spend some time in Cerignola in the South of Italy to paint my biggest mural to date: 40x12m. The project took 9 days to complete and it was very intense due to the heat and gigantic scale. The mural is located on the main wall of the new town’s sports hall and its goal is to encourage young people to take up sports.
It features two main portraits in the centre: a teenager boy looking happy and hopeful holding a basketball (face inspired by a photo by Colin Hawkins) and a teenager girl with her boxing gloves looking fierce (face inspired by a photo by Fang Xia Nuo). On the side there are two judokas fighting as well as a woman playing volleyball.
The background features the colours of Cerignola (yellow and blue) and the words NON MOLLARE MAI (“Never Give Up”). In Sports and in life, it’s important to fight for what you are passionate about, push through pain and efforts and never give up!
“Never Give Up (Non Mollare Mai)” – Zabou – 40x12m – Cerignola, Italy – 2019
Photo credit: Zabou