Actually composed of two murals, KLONE’s dyptych is inspired by the popular Ukrainian fairy tale ‘Tricky Rooster’ which tells the story of a rooster which managed to escape from a fox that wanted to eat it. The artist chose to paint over two walls to show that stories are built on the simple concept of repetition because they are passed through generations. This story is thus illustrated by the artist as a story that will repeat itself over and over.
According to the artist, it was very important to dedicate this painting to the children. To KLONE, the grey walls of educational institutions inspire grey thoughts. So he brought colors in order to stimulate their thoughts, creativity and talent. He hopes the kids from Shevchenkivsky kindergarten would be able to develop their independent critical thinking thanks to art. This mural was realized thanks to the initiative of Shevchenkivsky district administration and with the support of Israel Embassy in Ukraine.
About The Artist
Klone was born in 1983 in Harkov, Ukraine and has been currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel for 22 years now. Influenced by his childhood emigration from Ukraine to Israel, Klone’s initial practice of tagging and graffiti were based on personal challenges. This urban tradition allowed him to take ownership of his surrounding and localize an often hostile and alienating environment, making his foreign settings, more familiar.
As his works expanded to exhibitions and murals throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the USA, Klone began to integrate more complex traditions of art history and aimed to reach a broader political treatise by moving the intention of his work outside of himself and towards others.
About Mural Social Club: BACK TO SCHOOL
The Mural Social Club, supported by the Sky Art Foundation together with UNICEF, started the “Mural Social Club: Back to School!” project with the purpose to increase buildings’ value and meaningfulness, presenting children with a monumental art work, and more importantly to add fantasy and dreams to children’s minds.
Throughout the summer, renown international artists from Israel, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chili, Russia, South Africa, Italy and Ukraine will be painting the facades of schools, nurseries, and walls of the buildings near the educational institutions in many cities in Ukraine including: Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv, Kovel, Volnovaha, Popasnaya, Chernihiv and Cherkassky.
Julien Malland, aka the “Seth” (France) and Oleg Sosnov (Ukraine) are the curators of the project, which was initiated by Dmytro Palienko, founder of Sky Art Foundation.
About Sky Art Foundation
Sky Art Foundation was established in Ukraine in Autumn 2014 as a private initiative with the purpose of support and development of a new generation of Ukrainian artists, who work in the sphere of contemporary art, and also for promotion of international cultural exchange and integration of Ukrainian culture in the world art context.
The Foundation actively carries out exhibitions and charity activities, organizes international art projects, cultural events with a participation of Ukrainian painters and provides grants for talented artists.