An ex-miner and a well-known Ukrainian artist Sasha Korban created a huge dual mural in Kyiv, Ukraine. Each wall of the piece has 50 m height (2 walls of 16-floors building).
An artist says that his mural conveys the relationship between a man and a woman, their friendship, love, just relations between two humans. Korban does not specify the plot deliberately: he doesn’t say if the couple is dancing or the just met occasionally. “The viewer needs to have the opportunity to see his own script. Maybe to remember something or to dream about something”, adds an artist.
Sasha Korban was born on March 12, 1987 in Kirovske of Donetsk Region, Ukraine. In 2006-2011 he worked as a miner at “Komsomolets Donbasu”. He tried street art far back in 2002, but his career as urban artist has started in 2009. His artworks are representing characters and portraits. His pieces are characterized with different techniques and styles like photorealism, pop art, expressive conceptualism, etc.
The Mural Social Club Festival is organized by NGO Sky Art Foundation and Dmytro Palienko, curated by Julia Ostrovska and Oleg Sosnov.
The festival line-up includes top street art names, all of whom are coming to Ukraine to decorate the cities with their artwork: Li-Hill, Rodrigo Branco, Fintan Magee, Borondo, Fikos Antonios, Millo, Agostino Iacurci, Elian, Evoca1 and others. Ukrainian street artists such as Aec Interesni Kazki, Roman Minin, Sergey Radkevich, Olexander Grebenyuk, Roma Wius, Sasha Korban are also participate in the project.
Sky Art Foundation is a charity fund that was established in Ukraine in autumn 2014 by patron
Dmytro Palienko. The organization aims to support the new generation of Ukrainian contemporary artists. Sky Art
Foundation contributes to the international cultural exchange and Ukraine’s cultural integration into the world art scene. The fund pursues an active exhibiting strategy revolving around its own art space Sky Art Foundation. It also is an active charity that organizes international art projects, cultural events that involve Ukrainian artists, and establishes grants for upcoming artistic talents.
Please feel free to contact Sky Art Foundation if you need any further information.