Italian street artist 2501 paints the tallest wall in Europe, Kiev, Ukraine 2016

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



Calling all Street Art fans

If you are holding a street art festival please get in touch with us as Graffitistreet would love to cover your event and share it with our readers.

Street artists, please drop us a line to share your latest murals and the inspiration behind them; GraffitiStreet want to know about the thoughts and ideas that breathe life into your pieces!

Or, if you are a lover of all things street art and would like to write a guest Blog post for GraffitiStreet, get in contact too! We would love to hear from you and what you have got to say.

All words and photos used must be the author’s own or the author has gained permission from the source and clearly credits the source blog. Author takes full responsibility for copyright.

Share your comments