Russian artist and muralist Rustam Qbic spent the last few months working on a couple of murals (Neighbors & Mood) in Moscow, commissioned by a local real estate company.
is probably Rustam Qbic’s largest mural to date (pictured above). it covers the entire facade of an abandoned building. The mural depicts two boys exchanging letters shaped as paper birds that seem to fly between them. The piece symbolizes not only the power of interconnectedness no matter distance, but also friendship, kinship and love.
is the second mural, smaller in size (pictured below) and depicts the image of a little girl sitting on the ground in the country side, literally drawing clouds in the sky.
The mural intends to express the fact that nothing will ever be perfect, but that by changing our attitude toward things and people we can certainly improve our own existence.
“You do not need to depend on others, on the season, from something else, let others follow your example, and not vice versa. If there is no clouds over your head – just draw them.” – Rustam Qbic
About the Artist
Rustam QBic was born in 1985 in Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. He studied at the Kazan Art School, worked with illustration, design and graffiti and taught at the Children’s School of Design.
His love for graffiti and creating work in public was quickly interrupted by his love for classic painting and it didn’t take long until he replaced the letter based works with surrealist story telling pictures and characters. This new style that blends illustrative elements, surrealist imagery and distinctive color palette was first revealed at his debut solo show in 2013 at the Street Kit Gallery in Moscow.
Highly influenced by life, his family, nature and books, Rustam’s work carry universal messages of love, knowledge and spirituality while constantly developing his visual language and technique. Actively working both on large scale murals and canvases, he participated in street art events in Russia, Switzerland, USA, Australia, etc, as well as in charity auctions alongside Swoon, Phlegm, Faile, Sandra Chevrier and many others.
photo credit: Anastasiadi, Rustam QBic, Nadezhda Rusina