brighter days are coming
Acrylic on 9m x 6m wooden panel.
In cooperation with:
Urban Nation Berlin X Goethe Institute X Street Art Museum

St. Petersburg / Russia

100th anniversary of October Revolution in Russia.

My painting is a pastiche of a painting by russian
artist Ilja Riepin titled „Kurskaya Korennaya” ilustrating
the Eastern procession in the district of Kursk. In my
artwork the holy insygnia are replaced by the huge
statue of golden idol – child carring a Kaloshnikov rifle.
It symbolizes revolution as a birth of an idea -
child that’s expected to grow up strong and healthy,
bringing its parents happyness and reasons for pride.
Instead of this it grows up for an unpredictable tyran
and soon terrorises his own parents.
The rescuer turns into the torturer.
Peacemaker turns into aggressor.
Planned rationalization and ‘brighter days’ brings violence
and oppression instead.
Work also strongly refers to current political situation in this region.
Bold head is not an accident...


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