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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2020. № 3 (153), 652—659

UDK 75:766.05(477.82/.83-25)”20″

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2020.03.652



ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3803-2441

Postgraduate student of the Lviv National Academy of Arts,

Kubiiovycha Street 38, 79011, Lviv, Ukraine

Contacts: e-mail: borisgavryljuk@gmail.com

Abstract. Introduction. The article reviews murals and graffiti made by members of the «Kickit Art Studio» creative group in the urban space of Lviv and Lutsk. The first paintings on the streets of Leo city have been painted since the early 2000s, which have been accepted ambiguously by the public. Such artistic activity was compared to acts of vandalism.

Problem Statement. Since 2013, technically perfect high-artistic, widescreen murals have appeared because it was established communication between promising street artist and city authorities. Daring creativity in terms of globalization has become a driving force for dialogue with society. This emphasizes the importance of major research projects and festivals organized by «Kickit Art Studio» and like-minded colleagues such as «Lviv Street Gallery», «ALARM», «Lviv WallKing».

Purpose. An analysis of the basic examples of mural art is performed. Ideological and artistic images of the artists are described, which differ by their distinctive painterly style and theme, saturation and richness of color, tough thoughtful composition, social and philosophical implication. Technical features of the performance in a short time are characterized.

Methods. On the example of Lviv, it is argued that murals play an important role in the gentrification process of decadent urban areas. Urban artists are trying to struggle with consumerism and the negative tendencies of advertising and agitation control in urban space, transforming the city with the help of artistic objects.

Results. The importance of the development of mural art in Ukraine is outlined, which is an integral part of the contemporary art progress.

Conclusion. In conclusion, it is suggested to investigate more creative ways of leading and promoting street art artists.

Keywords: mural art, street art, muralism, «Kickit Art Studio», «Lviv WallKing», graffiti, urban space, visual art, conceptual art, multiculture.

Received 4.05.2020


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