Street art in Ukraine is shattering the image that it is solely a nation under siege, sending messages of hope and resilience through its multidisciplinary artists.
Artists across Ukraine are a symbol of strength and unity, bringing in some color and discussing the war in different ways. Street art exists not only to entertain and bring beauty to a place, but also to address important issues to the public through creative mediums. Street art in Ukraine highlights its people’s strength and unity, and also the multifaceted nature of Ukrainian culture, presenting different narratives of the country that transcend just war and tragedy, humanizing Ukraine and its many different sides.
In order to resonate and send an impactful message that goes beyond the destruction we see in the media, artists in Ukraine whose future remains uncertain, embody solidarity and resilience in the face of a war.
With people from liberated cities returning home like most recently in Kherson and the Kharkiv region, while in other regions brutal fighting continues in its ninth month, artists are bringing Ukrainians together or at least sending a message of perseverance and courage against all odds. See IMAGO’s photographers in Ukraine capturing street art in cities across the country bringing a sliver of hope despite facing constant threat.
See our curated collection on Ukrainian street art.
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