In January 2019 the only one in Kirov city gallery dedicated to graffiti culture was opened. It was called "Fantazarium".
Eugeny Sesyukov became the designer and bearer of the idea. And his brother Alexander Sesyukov helped him, who is now the "custodian of the hall".
The format of the gallery turned out non-standard, not in the general sense of the word. In the very center of our city are the premises of the Stankostroitelny plant, where there are corridors and public staircase spans. Empty dark walls and dark ceilings, the height of which reaches 7 meters, a typical picture of such premises.
At first we rented there a small room for a studio, because of its proximity to the city center. As the rooms described above were of a public nature, and as there was a lot of traffic, we decided to change the space a bit, to make the dark walls brighter and more pleasant to look at, as we ourselves had to spend a lot of our time here.
Not having in mind a specific artistic plan of decoration and clear tasks, over the next six months the walls, ceilings, staircase spans (with a total surface area of more than 1000 m2) were decorated in graffiti style and decorated with various installations. And despite the absence of a pre-designed decoration project, on the whole, there was a cohesive picture with the plot and developments.
This is an author's project of public space design, the main purpose of our gallery is to attract people's attention to the development of graffiti and street art in our city,
as well as popularizing this trend among young people.
Entrance to the Fantazarium is free for everyone, photo and video fixation is allowed!
Links to media publications, photo and video materials are attached to the project description.