Call him Pavel Puhov, P-183, “Pavel 183” or, as happens frequently these days, “the Russian Banksy” (as Russia’s RT News do here). By whatever name, he makes inventive, ambitious street art that often has a sharp political point.
The Moscow-based graffiti and street artist has operated for more than a decade, and is reportedly about 30 years old.
Whether adding real fire to a large-scale graffiti portrait of a protestor, installing life-sized decals of riot police to subway station doors so commuters pushing past also undermine their potency, or something more whimsical like his giant-scale candy bars replicas, Pavel’s most exciting work tends to bust its way out of 2 dimensions into 3-D. Recently he’s worked a lot in public projections, like this one featuring the iconic Afghan girl photo from National Geographic:
You can find more of his work and an interview in Russian here.
All Photos from 183art.ru