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Artist of the Week - Interesni Kazki

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January 7, 2016
Runs, does yoga.

Partly because of the great appreciation of their work, and partly because of the resolution to start the New year in a poetic, dreamy way, the artists of this week are Interesni Kazki. In the past few years, the Ukrainian duo has been pushing street art through a unique, mesmerizing filter. Interesni Kazki, which literally means Interesting Fairytales, bring so many colorful narratives to the streets, and this week they are preparing their first solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. In a field with an abundance of styles, like street art, it is hard to sustain a distinguishing identity, but AEC and Waone, members of the duo, seem to have no problem with that. Their surreal murals go further than what meets the eye. They always seem to offer some intellectual stimulation, an invitation to go deeper into the content of those vivid images, which is somewhere between figurative and abstract, between dreamlike and familiar.

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Interesni Kazki - Telling New Stories

Most of their fairy tale murals could be compared to some of the classics in history of art, but in a fine, indirect way, because Interesni Kazki still manage to keep a very authentic approach. Confronting their pieces could probably feel like standing in front of a large scale detail from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, set into an urban context of the 21st century. To some extent, their point of view is determined by their heritage and culture, that often serve as inspiration. Otherwise, they have developed their own system of symbols, that could probably confuse and amuse at the same time, being uncanny, yet intriguing and strangely appealing. They deal with mythology, biblical symbols and legends, but also touch upon problems of the contemporary world.  And in addition, Interesni Kazki always find a way to translate concepts into strong visual terms, charming the viewers with their picturesque stories.