Ufa hasn't really delivered on the graffiti and street art. I've been really disappointed with what I've seen. When I came across this art piece near ВДНХ on my birthday it was like the universe was telling me, "Happy Birthday." It's not much, but I was so attracted to the colors and the pop art motif. I was also surprised to find this in Ufa. I even thought to myself, "Did I just walk through a space/time continuum and get dropped in some other city that isn't in Russia?"
Seriously, though! How beautiful is this? I'm such a huge fan of pop and modern art. Plus, it was such a nice change from the ugly graffiti around the city. Yes, there is a difference between graffiti and some of it is just plain ugly. Mostly because writing your initials with a can of spray paint you stole from your parent's cabinet is not cool or artistic.
How do you feel about graffiti and street art? Tacky or cool?
I am an American expat living in Russia. When I'm not teaching English or trying to master the Russian language I am taking photos of old buildings, graffiti, or abandoned places. Want to know more? Read about it here. You can follow along with my book list here. If you still want more you can follow my bucket list here.