Interesni Kazki [ KIEV, UKRAINE ]all artists
Interesni Kazki is...
Aleksei Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos, a duo from the Ukraine who also go by their respective aliases AEC and WAONE. They were the precursors of the graffiti movement in the East European countries and have painted public walls in the Ukraine and Russia for the past ten years. In the last three years, they have also painted a lot around Europe in their distinctive narrative and symbolist style.
Their name Interesnki Kaski translates to interesting fairy tale or story and you can see the whimsy in their work. Additionally, Aleksei and Vladimir are inspired by themes such as science, religion, cosmology and social subjects, though they usually make work with free meanings that everyone can interpret on their own. “Every single piece is sort of a rebus and contains a secret to decipher,” is noted in the text for their last exhibition in Milan.
After contributing a mural for the Wynwood Doors in 2011, Interesni Kaski were invited back in 2013 to paint Goldman Properties’ live/work space called the Wynwood House. Completely covering the three story building, their bright green mural with its fun characters is instantly recognizable in the neighborhood.