Russian artist and muralist Rustam Qbic spent the last few months working on a couple of murals in Moscow, commissioned by a local real estate company.

“Neighbors”, probably Rustam Qbic’s largest mural to date,  covers the entire facade of an abandoned building. The mural depicts two boys exchanging letters shaped as paper birds that seem to fly between them. The piece symbolises not only the power of interconnectedness no matter distance, but also friendship, kinship and love.

The second mural, smaller in size, has been titled “Mood” and depicts the image of a little girl sitting on the ground in the country side, literally drawing clouds in the sky.
The mural intends to express the fact that nothing will ever be perfect, but that by changing our attitude toward things and people we can certainly improve our own existence.

“You do not need to depend on others, on the season, from something else, let others follow your example, and not vice versa. If there is no clouds over your head – just draw them.” – Rustam Qbic


photo credit: Anastasiadi, Rustam QBic, Nadezhda Rusina


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.