AS HIS NAME SAYS, WAONE INTERESNI KAZKI (INTERESTING TALES) CREATES IMAGES WHERE SPIRITUAL AND IMAGINATIVE MEET EVERYDAY REALITY. INSPIRED BY SURREALIST PAINTERS, UKRAINIAN FOLK HISTORY AND FAIRYTALES, HIS ART IS A PRODUCT OF FANTASY VISUALIZED THROUGH STYLE OF CONTEMPORARY MURALISM. WORKING WITH ACRYLIC ON MURALS AND CANVASES, AS WELL AS INK ON PAPER, HE THINKS THAT THING THAT MAKES HIS ART UNIQUE IS ITS CONTENT: CONCEPT, IDEA AND SYMBOLISM, THREE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF STORY THAT ARTIST TELLS THROUGH HIS ART. THERE IS ALSO LIFE, ENERGY, THE SPIRIT AND SOUL OF THE ARTWORK, BUT AS A PERFECTIONIST, THE ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PERFECT TECHNIQUE. ALWAYS TRYING TO DO HIS BEST HE PARTICULARLY PAYS ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS EVEN IF THEY ARE TOO HIGH THAT NOBODY CAN SEE THEM FROM THE STREET.
FROM GRAFFITI ART TO BLACK AND WHITE MURALS
Year 2004 was the milestone of his career when he did his first mural without letters. Next year, along with Aleksei Bordusov aka Aec, he established Interesni Kazki, artistic duo that strived to overcome the remains of Soviet propaganda and turn to the West. Exploring the language of fairy tales, they saw their aim as “a symbol of life which could gave a fuller viewpoint than pure realism.” Processing the themes that evolved meaning of life or internal fight between good and evil, Interesni Kazki’s visual stories became serious interpretations that questioned the religion of material wealth and spirituality in Western society. During 2016, two talented muralists decided to set out on their own paths. Similar in their views on art, Waone and Aec were also artists of their own, with many individual characteristics and differences between their visions and approaches. Waone’s style came to the surface on his Matter: Changing States, first entirely in black and white wall painted mural. Unlike his previous works, colorful depictions are replaced by precise lines and shadings, reflecting his remarkable sense of detail. Melting in the sun of South India, he was thinking about stories of local people complaining about the cold snaps in Northern India and lack of rains during the latest monsoon on the South. The artist himself also experienced the coldest winter in Florida ever which all gave him the idea to process the theme of climate change