Back to School Ukraine is curated by French artist Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter and Oleg Sosnov, Mural Social Club, with the support of UNICEF Ukraine and Sky Art Foundation. The project is dedicated to the mural art in schools, kindergartens and other locations, related with children or education, in socially vulnerable zones.
Italian street artist Millo painted the second wall for “Back to School! Ukraine” in the juvenile penitentiary in Kremenchuk called “Power of Imagination”, with the first mural “Popasna’s swing” being painted by Seth Globepainter.
Millo’s latest wall “Power of Imagination ” can be found in the juvenile penitentiary in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. The prison hosts around forty prisoners from the age of fourteen to twenty two years old who have committed crimes. The penitentiary is a special place for the inmates, who can spend up to eight years there. The prison focuses on education and everyday life, where there is a strong belief and desire to help these teenagers in their growth and adaptation to the adult life.
“The power of imagination is the key to never stop dreaming and encouraging the development of our own potential”. Millo
“The power of imagination is that force that guides us to follow our inner dreams and having trust in the possibilities of life”. Millo
“I create this wall with the aim of giving hope and strength to all of those who are living a difficult journey”. Millo
Mural Social Club state that the message is simple: we need to contrapose creation and imagination to agression and violence, especially in the place where children were involved in armed conflict recently and still live in it.