Author Archives: Igor Ponosov

Brad Downey was Here

We really like Brad Downey’s work and have been following him for a long time. For 4 years we tried to invite Brad to Moscow. He is an artist who creates stunning urban sculptures or ‘spontaneous sculptures’ as he calls

/ By Igor Ponosov

Brad Downey was Here

We really like Brad Downey’s work and have been following him for a long time. For 4 years we tried to invite Brad to Moscow. He is an artist who creates stunning urban sculptures or ‘spontaneous sculptures’ as he calls

/ By Igor Ponosov

0331c: “I Am Just the Letters on the Fence”

Zhenya / 0331c is one of Moscow’s most active  street artists, but for some reason we had not yet written about him. I have closely followed his activities since the mid-00′s and distinctly remember admiring his works, which were included

/ By Igor Ponosov

0331c: “I Am Just the Letters on the Fence”

Zhenya / 0331c is one of Moscow’s most active  street artists, but for some reason we had not yet written about him. I have closely followed his activities since the mid-00′s and distinctly remember admiring his works, which were included

/ By Igor Ponosov

Public Art a la Belorusse

I recently visited the Belorussian city of Gomel and was inspired by its wonderful public art. In Moscow, we tend to think in terms of art-districts and public-art programs, but in Gomel, which is typical of a post-Soviet city, art

/ By Igor Ponosov

Public Art a la Belorusse

I recently visited the Belorussian city of Gomel and was inspired by its wonderful public art. In Moscow, we tend to think in terms of art-districts and public-art programs, but in Gomel, which is typical of a post-Soviet city, art

/ By Igor Ponosov

Walking with Constantin

Today I will talk about a project that struck me for its simplicity and resourcefulness. This often happens when you see what is happening in the world of street art, but lately for some reason, it is increasingly rare.  

/ By Igor Ponosov

Walking with Constantin

Today I will talk about a project that struck me for its simplicity and resourcefulness. This often happens when you see what is happening in the world of street art, but lately for some reason, it is increasingly rare.  

/ By Igor Ponosov

The Wall: An Open Discussion on Street Art

The Wall Project began in 2009 at Art-Strelka cultural centre (now site of the Media, Design and Architecture Institute – Strelka) as an open exhibition forum for graffiti and street genres. The wall at the Art Strelka, 2009. The initial

/ By Igor Ponosov

The Wall: An Open Discussion on Street Art

The Wall Project began in 2009 at Art-Strelka cultural centre (now site of the Media, Design and Architecture Institute – Strelka) as an open exhibition forum for graffiti and street genres. The wall at the Art Strelka, 2009. The initial

/ By Igor Ponosov

“Russian Banksy”: Nickname as Insult

Pasha 183, hiding now as P183, became known around the world by the nickname “Russian Banksy.” This happened after a number of articles on websites of several British newspapers used the name. It created a media circus involving a whole string

/ By Igor Ponosov

“Russian Banksy”: Nickname as Insult

Pasha 183, hiding now as P183, became known around the world by the nickname “Russian Banksy.” This happened after a number of articles on websites of several British newspapers used the name. It created a media circus involving a whole string

/ By Igor Ponosov

Tima Radya – Activism in the Spirit of Street Art

Ekaterinburg’s Tima Radya is easily one of the most interesting and powerful Russian street artists today. Although his creative street activity began not long ago (around 2009-2010), his works resonate and generate a lot of discussion. This is not because

/ By Igor Ponosov

Tima Radya – Activism in the Spirit of Street Art

Ekaterinburg’s Tima Radya is easily one of the most interesting and powerful Russian street artists today. Although his creative street activity began not long ago (around 2009-2010), his works resonate and generate a lot of discussion. This is not because

/ By Igor Ponosov

Roland Roos – Heroic Repairsman

From 2009 to 2010, artist Roland Roos created a project to repair and restore damaged urban facilities in Europe – mainly the Eastern parts. He documented the process, taking photos before and after the restoration, which he later sold to

/ By Igor Ponosov

Roland Roos – Heroic Repairsman

From 2009 to 2010, artist Roland Roos created a project to repair and restore damaged urban facilities in Europe – mainly the Eastern parts. He documented the process, taking photos before and after the restoration, which he later sold to

/ By Igor Ponosov

Objects: Russian Street Art is Dead

Using new mediums and tools,  artists fill streets and public space with their works, thus creating a kind of open-air gallery in our cities. Objects, a series of 3 books by Igor Ponosov, provides an overview of the birth, evolution

/ By Igor Ponosov

Objects: Russian Street Art is Dead

Using new mediums and tools,  artists fill streets and public space with their works, thus creating a kind of open-air gallery in our cities. Objects, a series of 3 books by Igor Ponosov, provides an overview of the birth, evolution

/ By Igor Ponosov

Interesni Kazki — Amazing Stories On Walls

Interesni Kazki (IK) is a Ukrainian art-duo made up of muralists Aec and WaOne, who began working together in 1999. Since then, these guys have created many murals in countries all over the world.   Aec “Since the beginning of

/ By Igor Ponosov

Interesni Kazki — Amazing Stories On Walls

Interesni Kazki (IK) is a Ukrainian art-duo made up of muralists Aec and WaOne, who began working together in 1999. Since then, these guys have created many murals in countries all over the world.   Aec “Since the beginning of

/ By Igor Ponosov