Completion date: January, 2012
Location: St-Petersburg, Russia,”Artek”.
Technique: graphite, acrylic.
In carrying out the realization of the mural, my teammates at Dopludo Collective Karina Eibatova & Lesha Galkin participated
Hand drawn mural made in a bar, club and exhibition space «Artek», in St. Petersburg, is an additional part of the interior, made by Lesha Galkin, my teammate at Dopludo, as well as an independent artwork itself. The name «Artek» is taken from a famous in post-Soviet states summer camp, located on the Crimean Peninsula. So the topic of the mural comes from that fact. Three stages of destruction of the bust of the pioneer, a typical soviet boy scout, is a metaphor for the collapse of the ambitions of the camp, that was supposed to be an international place of the national feuds, political differences and spiritual emptiness. Ambitions were dashed with the ambitions of the former Soviet Union. In fact in the third stage of the mural in the center of the head is a round ball, like a core, and also there’re fragments of the crashed head that cast shadows on it, so that they form shapes of the continents of the earth on the core. This image symbolizes the idea of cosmopolitanism as a means against political pressure, nationalism and involvement in the far-fetched processes.