Krasil Makar
Street art, painting
1989, village of Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha, Russia

The artist, known as Krasil Makar, was born in 1889 in the village of Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha. From 1901 to 1939 he worked as a mural painter in his spare time when not farming (in those days, mural painters were artists who painted the interior of the houses). The works of that period were not preserved. In 2017, Makar moved to Yekaterinburg.
Krasil Makar works in the traditional techniques of Ural mural painting, common in the Urals in the 17-19th centuries. This house painting hasn't been used on an industrial scale and manages to retain the author's character. In his painting, Makar uses the traditional "mixing with white paint" technique, where two paints are applied to the brush, which allows a smooth transition from one colour to another. He also uses a "one stroke" style of painting, whereby the brush touches the surface once. Based on the traditional technical approach, Makar portrays these traditional skills, using new media, such as a street art.
«The experience of appealing to the practices of traditional folk art, inherent in European modernism and Russian avant-garde, is further developed in Makar's works. The image, once brought to abstract primary elements, enclosed in the space of the canvas, again overcomes the easel forms, transforming itself into material and the feasible»

Irina Kudryavtseva
art historian
Selected works
street art
  • "Uuuurals painting", exhibition "Everything is Not What it Seems" within the "Bazhov-Fest 2018"
  • Ural branch of NCCA, Yekaterinburg
  • "Art-Subject" Festival of Contemporary art, Vladimir
  • Painting in the courtyard of the "Metenkov's House" Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg
  • Painting in the courtyard of the Instrument Engineering Plant within the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg
Foundation artists
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