THE BIGGEST CALLIGRAPHY ARTWORK IN RUSSIA
A phenomenal calligraphy artwork spanning fifteen hundred square meters in size has appeared sky high in the heart of Moscow, twenty-two stories above the city floor.
WORDS: SARAH HAZLEHURST / PHOTOGRAPHY: KLEPNEV / PRODUCER: SERGEY VALYAEV
Created by Russian calligraphy/graffiti artist Pokras Lampas, the mural was produced with four large brooms and 730 litres of paint, utilising an inner city rooftop as a canvas.
Taking only two days to create this jaw dropping mural, Porkas and his team have broken records for both complexity and scale, with the not so surprising official confirmation that it is now the biggest calligraphy artwork in Russia.
This video documentation of the event provides an up close and personal encounter showing the emotive, experiential and interesting process of Prokas’s creation.
The one thing that has baffled us about this project is our inability to comprehend what the calligraphy actually articulates to! Would any Russians in the house care to translate exactly what this incredible artwork actually says?
Although the question of translation is keeping us curious, the real underlining strength of this mural is its ability to scream out across countries, without actually saying a word.
All in all, this remarkable artwork gets a big A+ from us.