I published an article a few days ago about the Russian Street Art and Graffiti scene. One of the artists listed in “30 Russian street artists …” caught my attention. I loved his abstract vision of graffiti and urban art. His name is Evgeny Muluk and he kindly agreed to answer a few questions.
Hi Evgeny, great to meet you. Where are you originally from?
Hello! I am also very pleased to meet you. I was born in Astrakhan, a small city in southern Russia. At the moment I live in St. Petersburg.
When/Why did you start putting your art onto walls?
I started at the end of 2004. It all started quite spontaneously. At that time, there was very little information about graffiti and hip-hop culture in general. Once I got a graffiti magazine in my hands, then I saw some information on TV. I was very impressed, and I decided to try. It all started as a hobby and grew into a real lifestyle. Now I can’t imagine my life without creativity.
Where do you get your inspiration?
In principle, from anywhere. It can be music, a book, communication with a pleasant person, or just a sunny day. My creative activity is very dependent on my mood and general condition as a whole.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of (And where can we find them)?
In 2016, I, together with another artist, managed to implement a large-scale project in Saratov (another provincial town in Russia) – 6 murals with a total area of more than 1200 square meters. The most amazing thing was that it was the author’s project that could be done, without any amendments and outside the framework of a festival. Six months of coordination and completely independent project management tempered my character. Until now, this is the only such project in the regional cities of Russia.
I implemented another project in 2018. Won the competition for the design of a large wall (about 180 square meters) in the city of Sochi (a resort city on the Black Sea). I enjoyed the process and the result.
Is there a dream place worldwide where you would like to create an artwork?
At the moment, I’ve only been outside Russia a few times (one such trip was last year to Milan for an international graffiti festival). This was a fantastic experience – you gain a large supply of inspiration. Therefore, there is no specific place. I would be glad to draw anywhere in the world!
Do you have any exhibitions or upcoming art festivals?
So far, no specifics, only a huge number of plans, goals, and objectives. Incredible efforts must be made to realize everything, I want everything to work out.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to add anything else for Streetart360 readers?
Thank you. I wish everyone to remain honest and independent in the matter that fills your life. Peace for everyone!
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