A couple of weeks ago,Moscow-based artist Alexey Luka visited Mannheim invited to take part of the STADT.WAND.KUNST project where he spent a few days working on this new and magnificent mural.

Painted in Alexey’s characteristic abstract and inspired by the surroundings, he decided in this occasion to make use of warm earth colours, which are to be honest, not so far from his traditional colour palette. As usual he manage to harmonically integrate his abstract into the cityscape, taking small elements from the surrounding architecture and tenderly implementing them into his concept for the mural.


About the artist

Alexey Luchko (Luka) was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1983. Genuinely established in the graffiti scene he studied architecture at Moscow Architecture Institute. Alexey Luka developed a constructivist style with high recognition value. Influencing the Russian contemporary art scene, he usually works with abstract shapes and lines. His large, colourful artworks have been exhibited all over Europe.

Inviting national and international street artists to paint murals in the city center of Mannheim, STADT.WAND.KUNST is a cultural initiative dedicated to embellish the cityscape through artworks in public spaces.
Images © Alexander Krziwanie / MONTANA-CANS

More about Alexey Luka on his Website and Instagram

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.