The Russian street artist Misha Most recently finished a 10.800 square meter mural in Vyksa, Russia. The mural was revealed on June 18th as part of the urban art festival ArtOvrag. According to the organizers, it is the world’s largest monumental wall painting by a single artist. The previous record was in the hands of Kobra, who painted a 5.700 square meter in April last year.
Misha Most‘s mural was presented to the public as part of the urban art festival ArtOvrag in Vyksa, Russia. The artist and his five assistants created this huge mural in 35 days, with short interruptions, caused by bad weather.
The name of the painting is Evolution-2. It covers the facade of the Stan-5000, one of the buildings of an industrial complex in the oldest Russian manufacturer Vyksa Steel Works. This project is curated by Sabina Chagina and the Creative association Artmossphere.
According to the Artmossphere’s expertise, this artwork is the largest monumental wall painting in the world, which authorship belongs to one artist. The world knows other major murals – but in terms of the complexity, volume and speed of work, scale and number of participants involved, they are not comparable to the wall created in Vyksa.
Top 5 World’s Largest Murals:
- Misha Most – Vyska, Russia – 10.800 m² (2017)
- Kobra – São Paulo, Brazil – 5.700 m² (2017)
- Ramon Martins – Minsk, Belarus – 3.450 m² (2016)
- Kobra – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2.646 m² (2016)
- Alfredo Segatori – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2000+ m² (2014)
Artist Misha Most develops issues of progress, evolution and overcoming one’s own abilities. He rethinks the ideas of Russian cosmism and aggrandizes a working man. The artist about the project:
“The project was greatly influenced by science fiction from the 60-70s about the development of the world in the nearest 50 years.
The essential graphic element of the project is a scientist, a robotized man, a human-like android, as well as the elements of Chemistry, Physics and other sciences. I tend to visualize the thoughts in the investigator’s head.
I included into the scheme six stories taken from the past and present of the Vyksa smelter. I think the workers can easily recognize them. If you look at the wall from left to right, you can grasp the development of the plot: from small – to greater, from research – to creation, from idea to result.”