The new mural in Odessa called “A Long Game”, and you can find it on Vydradna Str., 9.
The story of the mural tells about chess game, but it also has a hidden meaning. “My brother is a talented chess player, that’s why I know a lot about the game since I was a kid. With my artwork I’ve tried to show that in everyday life we usually get tired of long negotiations, dialogues, relations. And when we need to make a quick and right decisions we suddenly are not able to do that. In certain way it tells of the clash of mind and logic”, says Morik.
Marat ‘Morik’ Danilyan is a street artist from Russia. Born in 1982 in Novosibirsk, Marat has been interested in drawing since childhood, and studied basic artist skills at the art school for children. He earned his two bachelor’s degrees in philology and economics from the Novosibirsk State University, but has fully dedicated his life to arts. In 1998 with the popularization of the Internet Marat has learned about the hip-hop culture and developed passion for graffiti. As a result he has developed spray-painting skills and took a great interest in experimenting with letter shapes.
In his recent works Marat pays great attention to patterns, as well as mixing painting techniques and materials on different surfaces. His versatile art comprises both figurative topics and abstract compositions. Oftentimes in Marat’s works abstract forms are mixed with realism, expressionism and typography elements. In 2011 he established the First Graffiti Agency (FGA) together with Andrey Aber.