16 Mar 2014

Redefining urban art - Misha Uteev

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 16 March 2014

Misha Uteev came to New Zealand five years ago, and it's here that he began to consolidate his signature style which consists largely of portraits. He's a graffiti artist who also works in other mediums such as photography, installation and painting and for him, walls in a cityscape provide him with another canvas with which to explore his ideas. He's not interested in sending messages through his work, but simply sharing a visual aesthetic to enhance, rather than detract from the urban environment. What's more, he's also an architecture graduate and believes that street art and graffiti should be taken into consideration by designers, when it comes to building cities.