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Miami-based contemporary artist Ernesto Maranje is one of the many international artists participating of the Art United us project in Kiev, Ukraine.
Know for his colourful murals and animal imagery, often making reference to myths, history, and his own experiences. According to Maranje many of his creatures resemble fish and birds, and their actions may often be parallel to our own human behaviour.  When it comes to the image of the bird he adds “I use bird imagery because I am hopeful that our evolution will take us from land to the skies. Unfortunately, in this life we are confined to crawling on earth in two dimensions. However, in my imaginary universe I have freed us from these constraints using colour and form to give us another identity.” This 10 storey new wall is no exception. 

The project was curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki

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Images by Geo Leros


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.