Misha Most Paints 10,000 Square Metre Mural
Street artist Misha Most started painting a 10.000 square metres mural. According to organizers, it will be the largest monumental wall painting and will set a new Guinness world record. The fresco will be produced as part of ArtOvrag festival supported by the creative association Artmossphere, who organized same-name street art biennale in Moscow. The mural will cover the facade of the “Stan-5000”, one of the buildings of industrial complex in the oldest Russian manufacturer Vyksa Steel Works, which is part of the United Metallurgical Company in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Mural painting project is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and the 260th anniversary of the metallurgical plant in Vyksa.
The annual urban culture festival ArtOvrag will be held between the 16th and the 18th of June. By this time the mural will be finished and presented to the public. The mural project was chosen in the course of the “Vyksa 10000” open competition, juried by well-known artists, designers and architects. Organizers of the competition received 260 applications: sketches came from 34 countries, including Japan and Australia, as well as Latin and Central America. Representatives of the “Guinness World Records” expressed interest in the “Vyksa 10000” contest. They are considering the inclusion of the winning project in the collection of world records.
‘The project was greatly influenced by science fiction from the 60-70s about the development of the world in the nearest 50 years. Actually, it’s already about nowadays. The future is traditionally associated with certain changes: in society, in individual person changes, in personal psychology and physiology, in relationships, environment and nature. The essential graphic element of the project is a scientist, a robotized man, a human-like android, as well as the elements of Chemistry, Physics and other sciences.
I tend to visualize the thoughts in the investigator’s head. I included into the scheme six stories taken from the past and present of the Vyksa smelter. I think the workers can easily recognize them. If you look at the wall from left to right, you can grasp the development of the plot: from small – to greater, from research – to creation, from idea to result’. Misha Most