Kiev street art (Large-scale drawings)
Over the past few years, artists have decorated the streets of Kiev with dozens of bright and large-scale drawings - murals. Talented artists from Ukraine, Spain, Argentina, Australia and Portugal diluted the urban landscape of the capital with paintings that amaze. Gray walls adorn incredible portraits, landscapes and abstractions.
TSN.Ua decided to collect the brightest street art in Kiev, which not only pleases the eye with its colors and mastery of performance. Most of them are designed to draw attention to important topics and pressing problems, such as war, the struggle of the Ukrainian people and global warming that threatens the planet.
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STR. MIKHAILOVSKAYA, 22
A portrait of the hero of Heavenly Hundred, Sergei Nigoyan, appeared on the wall of a house in the center of Kiev in the summer of 2015. The author of street art, depicting a young guy with a particularly penetrating look, was the Portuguese artist from Lisbon, Alexander Fart, known under the pseudonym "Vhils".
The peculiarity of his graffiti is that it is not painted, but literally carved on the wall of an old house. Instead of paint, Fart uses construction tools with which he removes layers of old plaster, exposing brickwork.
Author: Alexander Fart "Vhils" (Portugal)
STR. ACADEMICIAN OF BULAKHOVSKY, 40
The image of a bird on a 16-story building is one of the largest murals in Ukraine. The creation of large-scale work took 90 liters of paint.
Author: Alex Maximov
BUL ACADEMICIAN OF VERNADSKIY, 87
The mural, which occupies the entire end wall of a 16-storey building, consists of two conventional parts, which, according to the author, reflect the struggle of nature and capitalism. In the figure, the artist divided the planet into two parts, where the natural is depicted as a bird, and the artificial is displayed in a mask.
Posted by: Okuda (Spain)
STR. VICTORY, 114/2
A bright abstraction of the Spanish artist appeared on the wall of the house in Svyatoshino in 2015 and became an unusual decoration of the district, since the drawing was made in the style typical of Vanbergen - bright colors and unusual geometric shapes.
Posted by Canor Martinez Vanbergen (Spain)
STR. VICTORY, 95
Mural of the Portuguese artist Antonio Correa was created as part of the Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv project. On the walls of the skyscraper, huge swallows are depicted that would transform into other animals.
Mural makes a special impression at night, since the artists equipped it with a button, it includes directional lighting. The light is on only while they press the button, so everyone can feel alone with art.
Posted by: Pantonio (Portugal)
STR. LESIA KURBASA, 12G
Mural appeared on the wall of the Paratrooper Youth Patriotic Education Center and portrays a warrior who is returning from the Ukrainian Donbass, with his arms down and his head proudly raised. According to netizens, street art also depicts the Komsomolets mine in the city of Gorlovka, Donetsk region.
Posted by: Unknown
STR. VICTORY, 73/1
As part of the Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv project, the artists created a penetrating mural with the Virgin Mary and little Jesus in her arms. Street art, which was consecrated by priests from the Church of St. Panteleimon, was dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
“Respect for one’s health, creative thinking and spirituality are the three components necessary for the harmonious development of a person. It is the spiritual Mural that speaks of spiritual culture. Is there anything more like the image of the Virgin Mary for us, protects the Ukrainian from the time of the Cossacks to the present day ", - the project describes the idea of murals, which simply amazes us.
Posted by UpTown Team (Ukraine)
STR. SECULAR SAGITTARIUS, 75
A mural depicting the famous Ukrainian Mikhail Grushevsky appeared in Kiev with the support of the mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko. The large-scale work that was created on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the historian and politician blocked the advertising of a construction company that previously occupied part of the house.
Posted by: Kailas-V Team
STR. ZLATOUSTOVSKAYA, 26
About the mural, which appeared on the wall of a five-story building in the Shevchenkovsky district of the capital, practically nothing is known. An unknown author painted bright street art, depicting a stormy waterfall on it against a background of green and autumn brown trees.
Posted by: Unknown
STR. OLESIA GONCHARA, 24A
The Ukrainian artist dedicated a mural depicting a person with a typewriter to those who create themselves, just as in journalistic work. The drawing does not even occupy one, but several walls of a large house, which further emphasizes the scale of the artist's work.
Author: Alexander Grebenyuk (Ukraine)
STR. BIG ZHITOMIR, 38
Bright patriotic mural "Ukrainian St. George" at "Landscape Alley" appeared in Kiev in October 2014. The main character of street art is a Cossack warrior with the head of a falcon who is fighting a snake. Kozak is considered the embodiment of the image of the people of Ukraine, and snakes - all the problems and enemies that the country is forced to fight. For large-scale work, a wall of about 150 square meters was needed. meters and 70 liters of paint.
Authors: Alexey Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki"
STR. STRELETSKAYA, 28
In the summer of 2015, a mural appeared on the wall of the house near the Golden Gate with a picture of a woman in an embroidered shirt. The author of the "canvas", which is amazing, was the artist Guido van Helton, who was inspired by the poem Lesia Ukrainian "Lily of the Valley" to create the work.
Posted by Guido van Helton (Australia)
STR. STRELETSKAYA, 12
The mural with the image of a girl during a flip in the summer of 2015 was created by the famous street artist from Australia Fintan Maggi as part of the Street City Art project. Figure dedicated to the world champion in rhythmic gymnastics - Ukrainians Anna Rizatdinova.
Posted by: Fintan Magee (Australia)
STR. REITAR, 7B
The work of the artist from Kharkov in the framework of the City Art project depicts a white bird surrounded by black ravens and is called "Herald of Life". Street art turned out to be thematic, because next to the house, the wall of which became a canvas for the artist, an aviary with the famous crows - Corbin, Karlukhoy and Cyril - is located, either Kievans or tourists know it.
“My picture is called“ The Messenger of Life. ”The white raven is a symbol of good news and the birth of a new life. Next to it are black ravens, which are one of the wisest birds on earth. We know so little about them, but we always wonder at their mind. and intelligence, "explained the author of murals.
Author: Alexander Britsev (Ukraine)
STR. Streletskaya, 4-6
A mural called "Time for Change" is dedicated to the Ukrainian patriotic spirit, who are fighting for freedom and a bright future. At the work of Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki" a six-armed Cossack is depicted, who is fighting the snake that has enveloped the Earth.
The symbolism, which the artist filled with mural, is interesting in large-scale work. In the picture you can see such interesting details as a monkey with a grenade, an exploded tank with the inscription "To Kiev" and Lutsk castle, to which the stork returns.
Author: Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki"
Tenth Dec., 7
An artist from Argentina, Franco Bean, who created a vivid abstraction in Kiev, known for his works around the world. Beans works in the style of Mexican mythology, harmoniously adapting it to other cultures. In particular, in Kiev Murali, the artist connected the Argentinean culture with Ukrainian symbols, depicting a man with the head of an eagle holding a blue and yellow flag.
“Franco’s work is a mixture of various mythologies, but the fact that he decided to glorify the flag of Ukraine in his Murali, he added that he was delighted with what our country went through,” wrote CityArt project organizer Geo Leros about the work of the Argentine artist.
Posted by Franco Bean (Argentina)
STR. ACADEMICS OF TUPOLEV, 7B
An elephant with dozens of balloons, which appeared on the wall of a house in one of the sleeping areas of Kiev, an artist from Donbass dedicated to all dreamers. The huge realistic elephant of Alexander Korban “dreams” of flying and evokes warm and positive thoughts. The project, created with the support of the Sky Art Foundation, occupied the entire wall of the five-story building.
Author: Alexander Korban (Ukraine)
STR. BIG ZHITOMIR, 6A
Mural was created by a Spanish artist who works under the pseudonym Aryz. The figure shows a man in an unbuttoned shirt, who is holding a stick similar to a flag stalk.
When creating a monumental image of a man in an artist, an annoying conflict occurred with a nun. A woman went up to the Spaniard and turned over buckets with his paint, probably thus demonstrating dissatisfaction with the work of Aryz. However, later the conflict was resolved.
Posted by: Aryz (Spain)
STR. ACADEMICS OF TUPOLEV, 3
Bright mural with a little girl adorned the wall of the five-story building. Children sings in a comb, trying on too big mother's shoes. The drawing, created by a Ukrainian artist from Donbass as part of the Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv project, charges positively and recalls that being a child is happiness.
Author: Alexander Korban (Ukraine)
STR. SERGEY GUSOVSKY, 10/8
Mural of an Australian artist appeared in Kiev in the fall of 2015. Street art painted on the wall of a five-story apartment building and depicts a girl standing in the water and holding brushwood in her hands. Mural, like many of the artist's works, is devoted to environmental problems, in particular, global warming.
Posted by: Fintan Magee (Australia)
STR. BORICHEV TOK, 33/6
Mural, created on St. Andrew’s descent by artists from Ukraine and France as part of the “French Spring” in Kiev, depicts a revival of the country. On a 15-meter “canvas” a Ukrainian girl is painted, which symbolizes the spirit of the country and has a “cosmic” appearance. To create a grandiose work, the artists needed special equipment to paint the wall of a 5-storey building. The creation of "Ukraine" took artists 11 days.
Authors: Alexey Kislov (Ukraine) and Julien Mullan "Seth" (France)
STR. Voloshskaya, 19
The work of the Australian Magee was one of the first murals in Kiev. A drawing appeared on Podil and adorns the building of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service. Street art is dedicated to the topic of environmental conservation and is designed to draw public attention to pressing environmental issues. It depicts a guy in an embroidered shirt with a deer, who cross the river together.
Posted by: Fintan Magee (Australia)
BUL LESI UKRAINSKY, 36A
In October 2015, an Australian artist created a mural dedicated to the beauty of Ukrainian women. The huge panel depicts a girl holding an embroidered shirt, trying on it, and looking thoughtfully into the distance. Street art is striking in scale because it occupies the entire wall of a 16-story building.
Posted by Guido Van Helten (Australia)
STR. ILYINSKAYA 4A
Mural can be seen on the facade of one of the buildings of the National University of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Artists created it as part of the French Spring 2013 festival. The picture shows a boy and a girl who are immersed in the fantastic world of inventions thanks to books.
Authors: Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki" and Julien Mullan "Seth" (France)
STR. OLD STATION, 12
The mural with the image of the Ukrainian hetman Skoropadsky was created by the Kailas-V creative group in a special historical place. After all, it was at Starovokzalny that the decisive events took place in the life of Skoropadsky and the whole country. According to artists, this is another work in the framework of the project dedicated to famous personalities of Ukraine and the world, played an important role in the formation of the state.
Authors: Kailas-V Team
GEORGIEVSKY PER., 9
One of the freshest murals that recently appeared in 2015 was created on the building of the Municipal Health Insurance Fund near Sofia Square. Street art, created as part of the CityArt project, was painted by the Lviv-based artist Taras Arm and depicts the flight of huge birds that fly to heaven.
Posted by: Taras Arm (Ukraine)
STR. SPASSKAYA, 6A
Mural, created by a famous street artist from Brazil, combines the culture of Ukraine and North America. The street art depicts a Ukrainian Cossack, to whom the "Brazilian" hands apply battle makeup.
However, the bright work of the Brazilian avant-garde was at the center of the scandal, as it appeared on the wall of the house in 1910. Activists said that the building is located within the State Historical and Architectural Reserve "Ancient Kiev", which means a ban on any changes to the facade. However, the work was successfully completed.
Posted by: Nunca (Brazil)
STR. OLESIA GONCHARA, 15/3
A mosaic panel with magical children's faces occupies the end wall of a residential building. The style of the mural is similar to the work of the American artist Andy Warhol. Street art by a Ukrainian artist consists of 8 mosaic portraits of children. According to the author, the Murali depicts real people, most of whom are children of his acquaintances.
Author: Konstantin Skretutsky (Ukraine)
STR. TURGENEVSKAYA, 35A
You see the "ecological" graffiti with the image of mills on the wall of a Kiev apartment building. According to the authors, Mills is a reminder that there are alternatives to coal, oil and gas that do not lead to a climate and humanitarian crisis on the planet.
Authors: Alexander Korban, Vitaly Dolgiy (Ventel), Roman Kuleshov (Wius)
STR. STRELETSKAYA, 20B
The mural, which took six days to build, depicts several cars and large wheels that seem to hold everything together. Such an unusual street art made the people of Kiev break their heads a little over what exactly appeared on the wall of the house. However, all doubts and guesses were dispelled by the coordinator of the CityArt project, Geo Leros, who explained that the artist painted a carousel.
Posted by: M-city
STR. KLAVDIEVSKAYA, 22
The fairy-tale mural "located" on the wall of an ordinary Soviet-era building school. Funny aliens in a flying saucer with a transparent dome appeared as part of the Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv project. With its bright colorful colors, the mural aims to cheer up and recall the respect for nature and each other.
Authors: Vyacheslav Shum and Anastasia Merkulova (Ukraine)