Gonzalo Borondo created his own Sophia in Obolon district in Kyiv

A famous Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo created a mural in the Obolon district in Kyiv dedicated to the sacred architecture of the St. Sophia Cathedral. The art piece shows the main hall of one of the most ancient spiritual buildings in Europe.

Gonzalo Borondo was born in Spain 1989. He grew up in Segovia where his mother let him paint the hallway of his house and his father spent his life restoring Christs and Holy Maries. In 2003 he moves to Madrid where he strengthens his relationship with Graffiti. Some years after he starts visiting the studio of his “master” Jose Garcia Herranz. There he discovers the pleasure of experiment with different techniques and studies the old masters of painting. Borondo studies in Madrid and Rome Academies of Fine Art but never finishes. With just 18 years old he participates at his first art festival in Istanbul and since then he’s done personal exhibitions in cities such as Rome, Madrid, Paris and London while working throughout Europe, in the public spaces, his favorite gallery.

Photo – Maksim Belousov