THERE IS NOTHING THAT CANNOT BE STOLEN FROM AN ARTIST – THAT IS, IF HE IS A TRUE ARTIST. YOU COULD STEAL, LET'S SAY, A GOLD WATCH FROM AN ARTIST. EXCEPT, OF COURSE, GOLD WATCHES RARELY BELONG TO TRUE ARTISTS. SAMUIL MARSHAK
Kirill Kryuchkov is a young Vladivostok artist who popularizes the idea of humanegraffiti — an approach that implies cooperation of people in the enhancement of the urban environment, and reconciliation of citizens with the inhospitable landscape of Vladivostok. Kirill Kryuchkov’s brightly colored mosaics and paintings in urban locations turn bleak and gloomy city sceneries into improved spaces for living.
The mosaic on the ventilation outlets was created for the exhibition Rebels at the Edge: Contemporary Art in Vladivostok, 1960s—2010s. The confluence of nature’s perfection and urban landscape’s impact are expressed here with an intuitively chosen combination of vivid colors and textures that are common for cityscape constructions.
The works of Kirill Kryuchkov may be found throughout many places in Vladivostok, from Millionka district’s backyards to children’s playgrounds in the suburbs.