ALL CITY KING
Saint Petersburg, Kolomna, Baku, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Astrakhan, 2017-2018
“All city king” in graffiti culture used to describe a graffiti writer who achieves the status of king in a city or region.
The desire to write your name into history is the main force that makes artists develop and move. Especially street artists because the main purpose of graffiti is to put your name on the city walls as many times as possible in the most noticeable way. But graffiti is a very short-lived type of art because of the municipal services’ work. And I think that it is impossible to get yourself into global history from now. To become immortal or fossil is possible only through the past. I started from this thought and decided to leave my sculpture portraits inscribed into classical city architecture. This method makes my work more durable, it is absolutely an anti-vandal act, it is anti-graffiti.