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 - Mural. Talented artists from Ukraine, Spain, Argentina, Australia and Portugal diluted the urban landscape of the capital with paintings that amaze. Gray walls are decorated with incredible portraits, landscapes and abstractions.
TSN.ua decided to collect the brightest street art of Kiev, which not only delight the eye with its colors and skill 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, which threatens the planet.
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ST. MIKHAILOVSKY, 22
A portrait of the hero of the 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 man with a particularly penetrating look, was a 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. Fart uses construction tools instead of paint, which removes layers of old plaster, exposing the brickwork.
Posted by: Alexander Fart "Vhils" (Portugal)
ST. ACADEMICIAN BULAKHOVSKY, 40
The image of a bird on a 16-storey building is one of the largest murals in Ukraine. The creation of large-scale work took 90 liters of paint.
Posted by: Alex Maximov
BUL ACADEMIC OF VERNADSKY, 87
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 between 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)
ST. VICTORY, 114/2
The bright abstraction of the Spanish artist appeared on the wall of the house in Svyatoshino in 2015 and became an unusual decoration of the area, since the drawing was made in the style typical of Vanbergen - bright colors and unusual geometric shapes.
Posted by: Canor Martinez Vanbergen (Spain)
ST. VICTORY 95
Mural by Portuguese artist Antonio Correa was created as part of the Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv project. On the walls of high-rise depicted huge swallows, which would be transformed into other animals.
Mural makes a special impression at night, because the artists equipped it with a button, it includes directional lighting. The light is on until the button is pressed, so everyone can feel alone with the art.
Posted by: Pantonio (Portugal)
ST. LESYA KURBASA, 12G
Mural appeared on the wall of the Center for Patriotic Youth Education "Paratrooper" and depicts a warrior who returns from the Ukrainian Donbass, with his arms down and his head held high. As users of the Network note, the street art also shows the Komsomolets mine of the city of Gorlovka, Donetsk Region.
ST. VICTORY 73/1
Within the project Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv, artists created an insightful mural with the Virgin Mary and little Jesus in her arms. Street art, which was consecrated by priests from the Temple of St. Panteleimon, was dedicated to the Day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Theotokos.
"Respect for one's health, creative thinking and spirituality are the three components necessary for harmonious development of the personality. It is about the spiritual culture that the new Murali speaks of. Is there anything more native for us than the image of the Virgin Mary that Ukrainian preserves from the times of the Cossacks to this day "- describe in the project the idea of Muraley, which simply amazes us.
Author: team UpTown (Ukraine)
ST. SECULAR SHOOTERS, 75
Mural with the image of the famous Ukrainian Mikhail Hrushevsky appeared in Kiev with the support of the mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko. The large-scale work, which was created on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the historian and political figure, blocked the advertisement of the construction company, which previously occupied part of the house.
Posted by: Team Kailas-V
ST. ZLATOUSOVSKAYA, 26
About mural, which appeared on the wall of a five-story building in the Shevchenko district of the capital, virtually nothing is known. A bright street art was painted by an unknown author, depicting a stormy waterfall on it against a background of green and autumnal brown trees.
ST. Olesya Gonchar, 24A
Mural depicting a man with a typewriter Ukrainian artist dedicated to those who create himself, as well as in journalistic work. The drawing takes not even one, but several walls of a large house, which further emphasizes the scale of the artist's work.
Author: Alexander Grebenyuk (Ukraine)
ST. Bolshoy Zhytomyr, 38
The bright patriotic mural "Ukrainian Saint George" at "Landscape Alley" appeared in Kiev in October 2014. The protagonist of street art is a Cossack warrior with a falcon head fighting a serpent. Kozak is considered the embodiment of the image of the people of Ukraine, and the snake - all the problems and enemies with which the country is forced to fight. For large-scale work needed a wall of about 150 square meters. meters and 70 liters of paint.
Authors: Alexey Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki"
ST. Streletskaya, 28
In the summer of 2015, a mural depicting a woman in embroidery appeared on the wall of the house at the Golden Gate. The author of the “canvas”, which is amazing, was the artist Guido van Helton, who was inspired to create a work by the poem “Ukrainian Landy” by Lesia Ukrainian.
By Guido Van Helton (Australia)
ST. Streletskaya, 12
Mural with the image of a girl performing 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)
ST. 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 was themed, as next to the house, the wall of which became a canvas for the artist, an aviary with famous ravens - Corbin, Karlukhoy and Cyril - either they know both Kyiv residents and tourists.
"My picture is called" Herald of Life ". The White Crow is a symbol of good news and the birth of a new life. Next to it are the black crows, which are among the wisest birds on earth. We know so little about them, but always wonder at their mind and intelligence ", - explained the author Muraley.
Author: Alexander Brittsev (Ukraine)
ST. Streletskaya, 4-6
Mural called "Time of Change" is dedicated to the Ukrainian patriotic spirit, who are fighting for freedom and a brighter future. The work of Vladimir Manzhoz from the art duo "Interesni Kazki" depicts a six-armed Cossack fighting a serpent that has enveloped the Earth.
Interesting in the large-scale work is the symbolism with which the artist filled the mural. In the picture you can see such interesting details as a monkey with a grenade, a blown up tank with the words "To Kiev" and the Lutsk castle, to which the stork returns.
Author: Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki"
TEXTILE PER., 7
The artist from Argentina Franko beans, who created a bright abstraction in Kiev, known for his works all over the world. Beans work in the style of Mexican mythology, harmoniously adapting it to other cultures. In particular, in Kiev Murali, the artist combined Argentine culture with Ukrainian symbols, depicting a man with an eagle's head, who is holding a blue and yellow flag.
"Franco's work is a mixture of various mythologies, but he is pleased that he decided to glorify the flag of Ukraine in his Murali, he added that he was delighted with what our country went through," the organizer of the CityArt project Geo Leros wrote about the work of the Argentine artist.
Posted by: Franco Bean (Argentina)
ST. ACADEMICIAN TUPOLEVA, 7B
An elephant with dozens of balloons that appeared on the wall of a house in one of the sleeping districts of Kiev, the artist from Donbass dedicated to all the dreamers. The huge realistic elephant of Alexander Korban "dreams" to fly 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)
ST. BIG ZHITOMIRSKAYA, 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 that looks like a flag stalk.
When creating a monumental image of a man in the artist there was an annoying conflict with the nun. The woman approached the Spaniard and turned over the buckets with his paint, probably thus demonstrating dissatisfaction with the work of Aryz. However, the conflict was later settled.
Posted by: Aryz (Spain)
ST. ACADEMICIAN TUPOLEVA, 3
Bright mural with a little girl decorated the wall of the five-story building. Children sings in a hairbrush, trying on herself too big mother's shoes. The drawing, created by a Ukrainian artist from Donbass in the framework of the Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv project, charges with positive and reminds that being a child is happiness.
Author: Alexander Korban (Ukraine)
ST. SERGEY HUSOVSKY, 10/8
Mural Australian artist appeared in Kiev in the fall of 2015. Street art drawn on the wall of a five-story apartment building depicts a girl standing in the water, holding a brush in her hands. Mural, like many of the artist's work on environmental issues, in particular, global warming.
Posted by: Fintan Magee (Australia)
ST. BORICHEV CURRENT, 33/6
Mural, created on Andriyivsky Descent by artists from Ukraine and France as part of the “French Spring” in Kiev, depicts the revival of the country. On the 15-meter “canvas”, a Ukrainian girl is drawn, which symbolizes the spirit of the country and has a “cosmic” appearance. To create a grandiose work, artists needed special equipment to paint the wall of a 5-storey building. Creating "Ukraine" took the artists 11 days.
Authors: Alexey Kislov (Ukraine) and Julien Mullan "Seth" (France)
ST. VOLOSHSKAYA, 19
The work of the Australian Magee was one of the first Mural in Kiev. The picture appeared on Podol and decorates the building of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service. Street art is devoted to the topic of environmental conservation and is intended to draw public attention to current environmental issues. It depicts a guy in embroidery with a deer, who together cross the river.
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 who is holding an embroidery in her hands, trying on it, and looking thoughtfully into the distance. Street art is striking in scale because it occupies the entire wall of a 16-storey building.
By Guido Van Helten (Australia)
ST. Ilyinsky, 4A
Mural can be seen on the facade of one of the buildings of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Artists created it in the framework of the festival "French Spring 2013". The figure shows a boy and a girl who are immersed in the fantastic world of inventions through books.
Authors: Vladimir Manzhos from the art duo "Interesni Kazki" and Julien Mallan "Seth" (France)
ST. OLD STATION, 12
Mural depicting the Ukrainian hetman Skoropadsky was created by the creative group Kailas-V in a special historical place. After all, it was on Starovokzvalny that decisive events took place in the life of Skoropadsky and the whole country. According to the artists, this is another work within the project dedicated to famous personalities of Ukraine and the world, played an important role in the development of the state.
Authors: Kailas-V team
GEORGIEV PER., 9
One of the freshest murals that recently appeared in 2015 was created on the building of the municipal health insurance office near Sofia Square. Street art, created in the framework of the CityArt project, was painted by the Lviv artist Taras Arm and depicts a flight of huge birds flying to heaven.
Posted by: Taras Arm (Ukraine)
ST. SPASSK, 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 “Brazilian” hands inflict combat make-up.
However, the bright work of the Brazilian avant-garde was in the center of the scandal, because it appeared on the wall of the house in 1910. Activists declared 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)
ST. Olesya Gonchar, 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 American artist Andy Warhol. The street-art of the Ukrainian artist consists of 8 mosaic portraits of children. According to the author, Murali depicts real people, most of whom are children of his friends.
Author: Konstantin Skretutsky (Ukraine)
ST. TURGENEVSKAYA, 35A
"Ecological" graffiti with the image of the mills can be seen 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 Dolgy (Ventel), Roman Kuleshov (Wius)
ST. Streletskaya, 20B
Mural, whose creation took six days, 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 appeared on the wall of the house. However, all doubts and conjectures were dispelled by the CityArt project coordinator Geo Leros, who explained that the artist had drawn a carousel.
Posted by: M-city
ST. KLAVDIEVSKAYA, 22
Fairy tale mural "located" on the wall of the usual construction school of Soviet times. Funny aliens in a flying dome with a transparent dome appeared in the framework of the project Dynamic Urban Culture Kyiv. With its bright colorful paints, mural has the purpose to raise the spirits and remind of the careful attitude to nature and to each other.
Authors: Vyacheslav Shum and Anastasia Merkulova (Ukraine)