From the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, at the Urban Morphogenesis festival, we see constructivism of an ecological nature by Vitaly Tsarenkov aka SY.
“The name of the mural is ‘Love For Nature,’ ” SY tells us. “It’s about man’s exploitative treatment of the environment.”
A creator of paintings, murals, and sculptures, SY began his artistic career with graffiti and later moved to studio work and exhibitions. A child of the 1990s, he says his visual language is influenced by the aesthetics of 8-bit console video games, and you can see the simply vivid 3-D geometry continues to excites his imagination. He also says he was influenced by the Russian revolutionary avant-garde, and engineering drawing.
Perhaps anti-intuitive to the idea of those early computer games, his focus is often to examine social, political, mental and the metaphysical. “The whole world stands on the threshold of global ecological catastrophes,” he says as he takes a break from the new 18 story mural that took him and two assistants 16 days to complete. “A lot of people haven’t realized yet that the future of our planet depends on the actions of every single person.”