Artunitedus invited Italian street artist 2501 to paint a wall boasting an impressive 26th floors in Kiev, Ukraine . Of the 26 floors 24 were residential and 2 were technical floors. The height was a knee wobbling 80 metres! The tallest wall ever painted in Europe!
2501 took inspiration from Mikhail, who operated 2501 lift. Mikhail is from Kiev and knows the city, the culture and the best source to get a feel for the city. The language barrier was no hurdle for the conversations they shared…just a strange mix!
“This time the intervention is called ‘Tools for abstraction’ and is a true story told to me by Mikhail in strange mix between italian Ukrainian and broken English” 2501
The mural incorporates in an abstract way the Ukraine Coat of Arms, the personal history of Mikhail and story of the local neighbourhood.
The process lasted for 4 days almost 12 hours a day using just 8 litres of black and 2 litres of gold paint.
Check out this epic mural below…
Photos by 2501
Curators: Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki, Ilya Gagaidak