1989 · Russian Federation
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.