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P183

Deep beneath the snowstruck streets, the turbulent history and the shifting edifices of Russian power, the fire of conscious engagement and creative power is burning bright. Infiltrating the labyrinthine catacombs of Moscow’s twilight, the shadowy P183 is bringing monumental installations and pirate spins on unquestioned truth screaming into focus. Extraordinarily prolific and always dramatic, yet conceptually razor sharp, his art, his resistance, his fight and his voice are tearing a new perspective into Russian consciousness. From haunting projections invoking the ghosts of struggles past and spirits eternal to all out visual assault with images of riot police bursting through metro doors. From ingenious transformations of the mundane and ignored into giant works of art to

the flames of the vox populi setting the cityscape ablaze. From lonliness and isolation abandoned in the ice to veiled mystery staring out of the concrete, his relentless flood of inspiration and targeted cries for change - often more universal than overtly political are simply breathtaking. A complex artist and a complex man - this is nothing quite so simple as political art. It is a proudly Russian voice striving for spiritual and mental freedom and the realisation of his country’s true potential. While creating some extraordinarily thought provoking art and urban interventions along the ride. We caught up with the man himself - despite the language barrier, it’s a fascinating insight into a beautifully subversive mind and son of struggles past and present

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