When I think of Russian street art I think of words splattered in blood red on military compounds, or swear words marker penned on to people’s front doors. I certainly didn’t expect what I found. Maybe I should stop focusing on the Russians who are smashed on vodka all day long, and have a look for the emergent talents instead.
These nameless guys have managed to give a cold imposing external light fitting an ultra cozy make over. They snook in under the cover of darkness and erected a rather wonderful lamp shade installation. Some might call it a pointless waste of time and money, but I wouldn’t. I love the fact that people are prepared to go so far out of their way, just to see what it will look like.
These surprise lamp shades reside in the third largest city in Russia – Novosibirsk. It clearly took a lot of research and forethought as far as measurements were concerned, this was no moment of spontaneity, this took some effort. Here’s some video of the finished product:
The council were going to remove it initially, but the people of Novosibirsk wrote letters of defence for the welcome new edition, and it looks like it might remain for a while.
I had a look on the old interwab for other street art from Novosibirsk, and these are what I found for you: