Despite their prohibition, graffiti advance further towards Moscow’s city centre. As a kind of non-conformist expression, graffiti are not tolerated. Instead of taking costly restoring measures, the public authorities have the house walls partially repainted in different colour shades of oil- and dispersion paint. Structured house walls come into being through these large multi-coloured sections.
Some house walls are systematically photographed, section-by-section, and then digitally pieced together to large formats. The texture of the wall and the paint structures are meticulously captured. A strong illusion of spatial depth is achieved by combining numerous individual perspectives. The wall sections with their repainted traces will be brought to other (exhibition-)spaces as large-sized photographic works/objects.
Wand 1. Übermalte Graffiti Wall 1. Repainted Graffiti
Moscow. August 2009
Red Painting Rote Malerei
Green Painting Grüne Malerei
Garage Compounds Garagenkörper
Green Chequerd Courtyard Grünbunt im Innenhof
Gray in the Courtyard Grau im Innenhof
Sheet Metall Wall Blechwand
Pastell Colours Pastellfarben
Yellow Pink Wall Gelb-rosa Wand
Stained Wall Bunte Wand
Transformer House Wall Transformatoren-Haus-Wand