Jump through time
WAONE (INTERESNI KAZKI) – JUMP THROUGH TIME
Acrylic on linen
100 x 80, 2017
Jump through time by Waone (Interesni Kazki) is a giclèe print realized for his solo-exhibition “This art is too smart” on show at Galleria Varsi from December 1st, 2018 to January 12th, 2019. You can watch it through the ZIR App to see the full 3D animation.
Waone was born in 1981 near Kiev. Self-taught but raised in a family of art lovers – his father was an art lover and collector of orthodox icons – at an early age the artist revealed a true passion for drawing.
His name Vavan comes from post soviet 90's, popular short friendly version of Vladimir, but has been transcribed into the English Wa-One, with a wink at the urban culture of rap and graffiti.
Waone made his debut in Kiev in 1999 as a graffiti artist, but already in 2003 he got bored of lettering and went to next level of public art - visual storytelling. Together with Aec they developed their recognisable style, with whom they translate images from the unconscious into very colorful tales full of references to science fiction and numerology, cosmology and folklore, myth and magic. In 2005 guys formed the duo Intersni Kazki, . In a span of little more than ten years, the two made large murals in Europe, Russia, India, Mexico and the United States.
When the duo split in 2016, Vladimir began to develop a language based on an elegant and finely detailed linear approach. After the making of Matter: Changing States, a large mural done at Kerala, in India, black and white became one of the earmarks of his style, though in parallel he continues to paint with a palette of bright colors.