For the first time in their careers’ Shepard Fairey, Felipe Pantone, Tristan Eaton, Ben Eine, PichiAvo, Okuda San Miguel, Pokras Lampas, Faith47, WK Interact, Faust, Haculla were challenged to create on the façade of the same building. Over the course of 4 months, the walls of Moscow’s Atrium Mall were transformed into a sprawling canvas of unbridled artistic expression.
The Artrium project was born a year ago. The brain child of team Atrium and team Gumball 3000, it brought together 11 renowned names from the global street art scene. Artists challenged to create on the façade of the same building.
Over the course of 4 months, the walls of Moscow’s Atrium Mall were transformed into a sprawling canvas of unbridled artistic expression. As a result, the location has now become Moscow’s primary street art destination, drawing thousands of spectators and art lovers on a daily basis.
Artrium’s mission is to acquaint the public with current street art from around the world and to inspire a creative environment for new cultural exploits.
Project Artrium line up
Shepard Fairey aka Obey Giant, USA “Art is the hammer”
One of the most influential and talented street artists of the planet, the author of
graffiti Obey and Hope. His Moscow work is inspired by the famous Brecht slogan: “Art is
not a mirror reflecting reality, but a hammer that forges it.”
Felipe Pantone, SPAIN “Data Fall chromo dynamics”
An artist whose works are easily recognizable by “fragmented” geometric compositions
with bright colour accents. In addition to painting on the facade, Pantone created his first
public art object — a 24-meter installation “Data Fountain” located in the central hall of
More About Pantone: Website
Tristan Eaton, USA “Tower”
Renown for his unique aesthetic that blends elements of Pop culture, Eaton has been a
favourite of New York’s MoMA curators for a while. He has completed two large scale
works at Artrium. The first, is a massive portrait of a futuristic space man, the second, a
sprawling spire that showcases a woman’s portrait, fused with classical Russian cultural
WK Interact, France “4 Peace”
A New York based, French artist who adheres to the status of incognito and does not
advertise his real name. One of his most famous works — Brave — is dedicated to the
10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11 in the United States. As part of
Artrium, WK Interact created the mural of 4 PEACE.
More About WK Interact: Website
HACULLA, USA “Untitled”
Professional skater and fashion designer, Haculla, the most traditional and most brutal
street art artist in the Artrium collection. His style of “keep going till they catch you” is
literally imbued with the spirit of the streets of New York, and the work is performed
according to the classical laws of the genre. Today, his creations and paintings are sold in
the most elite areas of world megacities, and you can see his painting in Moscow on the
exit of the underground parking lot of Atrium.
POKRAS LAMPAS, RUSSIA “Maze of the Atrium”
Calligrafuturist and the only Russian participant in the project, Pokras Lampas created
a piece titled “Maze of the Atrium” located at the main entrance to the building. .
According to the author’s artistic plan, this part of the building is presented as a
rhythmic architectural form, resembling a labyrinth, in the very heart of this microcosm,
people from all over the world meet with various cultural codes and stories. The painting
hides the keywords that unite us all: ĤØᑭΣ / Ł0ƲΣ / ÇᖇΞА卞Σ ‘Hope, Love, Create’.
PICHIAVO, SPAIN “Faith, Hope and Love”
The Spanish duo of street artists are the authors of the work “Faith. Hope. Love”. The images
of the god Eros, the god of love, and his muses of beauty and art seem to remind us that
there is no beauty without love in the eyes of those who contemplate it.
BEN EINE “Moscow Moscow the Greater God”
Besides the fact that Ben Eine has worked side by side with Banksy for over 10 years, he
is one of the most successful street artists, a pioneer in the study of letter forms. His
bright typographic style is designed to show that street art is different from graffiti. He
believes that “street artists want to add something to the environment. They have regard
for their viewers.”. For Artrium,Ben created two walls, one spells : “Moscow Moscow”,
the second : “The Greater Good.”
OKUDA, SPAIN “Free Love”
Okuda is one of the most prolific public art artists of our time, known for his unique
polygonal technique in the form of multi-coloured geometric shapes and patterns. His
work can be found around the world and not only on walls. Okuda works a lot with
entire buildings and interiors, complementing the painting with his own sculptures. One
of his most large-scale and famous works is the abandoned Spanish church named the
Temple of Chaos, which has become a new icon of modern art. For Artrium Okuda
created a massive corner piece entitled: “Free Love”.
FAITH47, South Africa “Within me you awoke the long forgotten”
The world-famous artist, originally from South Africa, currently lives and works in Los
Angeles. In her work, she is trying to disarm the strategies of global politics, protecting
everyone’s right to personal freedom. Faith47 works with various forms and tasks,
including projection mapping, video installations, printing, and drawings.
FAUST, USA “Keep your world”
Faust is an innovative and influential graffiti artist from New York. He became
recognizable by integrating classic design elements into modern urban aesthetics,
challenging how most people see and perceive graffiti.
For Artrium, Faust created his first work in Russian, it reads: Держи Слово, “Keep Your
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