Yourban2030 continues its ethical mission, of valorising the territory and social redemption, returning to propose a work of street art in the name of the environment, entrusting the walls of the Gym of Legality to two brands of excellence, Solo and Diamond street artists.

A meeting between ethical and aesthetic excellence, of virtuous examples, is what was presented on February 26 -2020 in the structure of the Roman coast, to celebrate the first year of the gym redeemed by the Lazio Region to the mafia and returned to the territory.

The air-purifying mural was inaugurated in the space located in the 1,200 m2 building in Ostia. And being the room destined for boxing, he could only appear on the wall: a 4x4 Tiger Man, to tell about sport as a tool for training, education, rebirth, integration ... but also as a fight against poverty, support for the weaker sections , a vehicle for social inclusion.



The now 51-year-old Naoto Date - aka Tiger Man - will camp on the walls and watch over the young boxers to remember how important it is to invest in sports and how these can represent a valid alternative to the road for children.

The mural of the legendary Japanese boxer who made himself known all over the world in 1969, will be donated to the gym by Yourban2030 who has chosen a special and excellent guest as testimonial, another symbol and example of revenge, ethics, commitment and consistency: the Italian boxer Emanuele Blandamura, twice European Champion and challenger to the WBA world title.

The artists


"Growing up in the era without the internet" Solo said "Diamond and I, are deeply convinced that more than anything else, experience and direct contact, are functional to instill in a mind a new thought, a reflection, which can to sprout and bring the individual to new paths, cultivating or confirming new values ​​which is what happened to us and many others like us, who grew up seeing art appear spontaneously on the street, before the invasion of social networks and " pages "of street art, and therefore consciously and unconsciously, we continue to paint on the streets, veiling the contents of our paintings, convinced that they can whisper something in the ears of those who raise their eyes and spend a second of this hectic life to look at them.

I with the comics, and with the characters borrowed from the culture of pop and Diamond, with the suggestions and beauties, which come direct from the art nouveu, we try to express what our beliefs and moral values ​​are, making them resound in the notes of the place that hosts us, that it is a small town in the Lazio province, that it is a small town in the center of Russia, that it is a gym in Ostia. "

"By mixing our message with the peculiarities of the space, to make it reach as many people as possible by speaking their language."


The Artist


"In this case more than ever, we could not fail to give voice to one of the characters to whom we are most closely connected, one of those who taught us the meaning of words like sacrifice, tenacity, honesty ... and the list may still be very long. "

"NAOTO DATE, for everyone, L'Uomo Tigre, certainly a character belonging more to our generation than to the current one, but not for this spokesperson of outdated values, indeed, today more than ever the values ​​implemented by Uomo Tigre, in a society at times superficial, selfish and disposable, have reason to be shared, reaffirmed and taught, always, to everyone. "

"What better opportunity to paint such an important symbol in a gym frequented by young and very young people, with the hope that those who already know it will remember its teachings daily and those who do not know it, intrigued, will approach their manga and beautiful cartoon. "

For the murals, the innovative ecological Airlite painting was used, which has an extraordinary air purifying power, especially in a space so populated by sportsmen. In fact, in addition to being a paint capable of neutralizing some pollutants produced by vehicular traffic, Airlite acts in the interiors purifying the air of dirt, smoke, odors, viruses and bacteria.


the air purifying murals

The words of the protagonists


Veronica De Angelis

"Yourban2030" said President Veronica De Angelis "wishes to donate this artistic intervention within the space of the gym of Legality in support of the extraordinary work done, because these are the gyms of life that allow you to get out of the street reality. Open and inclusive spaces, which welcome and save. Just as there is a gym of legality, our dream - and our message with this work by Solo and Diamond - is to give life to the gyms of culture, with free access to art, in which to train to beauty, even for those who don't have the chance. For those who cannot afford it, because beauty, like sport, can speak to souls and represent an alternative, real, concrete and tangible to change their destiny ".

Emanuele Blandamura

"I do not count the victories but the defeats that I have won": this is how champion Emanuele Blandamura declared several times. “Sport saved my life, taught me to live. Sport is value, it taught me everything, and I would like this mural to speak to institutions and at the same time to children. To the institutions to say how much initiatives such as those of the Legality Gym go far beyond sport, touching the social growth of a territory and its community. To young people to testify how sport can be an alternative to the more destructive vocations of which they are often victims. Never give in to the easier choice that the road offers us, but fight to overcome ourselves ... and win our defeats ".


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