Kiev’s Most Stunning Wall Murals
The Mural painting is presumed to be the oldest human art form. Nowadays its popularity is fast increasing around the World and Ukraine is one of the brightest examples! In Kiev, 30+ walls have been decorated by world-class artists from Spain, Mexico, Australia, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine and other countries in recent years, mostly thanks to the CityArt project launched in 2015. Our team seizes the opportunity to share with you our favorite and the most stunning murals in the capital of Ukraine.
Just raise your eyes and enjoy this huge open-air museum called Kiev!
Holy Mother of God
Walking near St. Panteleimon Church you will definitely remark a meaningful image of Virgin Mary with Child on the wall of a five-storey building that was timed to the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and consecrated by priests on August 28, 2015.
Authors: Ukrainian artists from Uptown Team, Zellart studio.
Address: 73/1 Peremohy Ave.
The amazing wall painting “Freedom” shows a tit that hangs upside down holding its claws on a bulb while the shadow from the object adds a sense of three-dimensionality.
Author: Ukrainian artist Alex Maxiov
Address: 12 Franka Str.
Revival of Ukraine
The 15 meters in height mural “Revival of Ukraine” was drawn in spring 2014 during the French Spring festival and soon became one of the most recognizable in Kiev. The Ukrainian girl in the picture is a symbolic reflection of the spirit and revival of Ukraine.
Authors: French-Ukrainian street duo Seth x Kislow
Address: 33/6а Borychev Tok Str. (from the side of Andriyivsky Descent)
This is a portrait of Ukrainian patriotic gymnast Hanna Rizatdinova, who is originally from Crimea but now based in Kiev and believes in the bright future of Ukraine.
Author: Australian street artist Fintan Magee
Address: 12 Striletska Str.
The photo is taken from: streetartunitedstates.com
The mural “Labyrinth” shows a character wearing a hood shaped like a labyrinth over his head who is guided by compass and tries to find a way out of a massive maze of life challenges. It reflects a journey we all undertake at some point in our lives.
The mural was included in the list of top-10 murals around the World created in 2016, according to StreetArtNews.
Author: street artist Rustam QBic from Russia
Address: 62/20 Dmytrivska Str.
The biggest portrait of Ukrainian academician, politician, historian, and statesman Mykhaylo Hrushevsky who was among the leading figures in the Ukrainian national revival of the early 20th century. The mural is dedicated to Hrushevsky’s 150th anniversary.
Author: Ukrainian artists from Kailas-V team
Address: 75 Sichovykh Striltsiv Str.
The photo is taken from: kiev-foto.info/ru/
“Life without literature is death”/“Vita sine litteris mors est”
This creative street art masterpiece reminds about the treasured value of books and science and was created during the French Spring festival 2013 on the wall of the building 2 of the Kiev-Mohyla Academy.
Author: Waone from “Interesni kazki” (Ukraine) and Seth (France)
Address: 4A Illinska Str. (the Kyiv Mohyla Academy)
Walking near the National Circus of Ukraine you can admire two bright murals that represent an amazing view of the huge, beautiful mountain waterfalls drawn on the walls of two proximate buildings.
Author: Ukrainian artists from Sprayway Art Studio
Address: 26, 28 Zlatoustivska Str.
This is one of the largest graffitis drawn on the gable facade of 9-floor building in 2014. Look for a girl standing on one of the balconies and the boy at the bottom who invites her for a walk. It seems like he opens slightly the wall demonstrating a boundless and fascinating world outside the house.
Authors: Ukrainian artists from Anozer studio.
Address: 29a Tymoshenko Str.
Located near the Independence Square, you will find a fascinating mural with a serene woman-Berehynia, the Ukranian Goddess of protection, surrounded by bright sunflowers (Ukraine’s national flower) in a traditional woven scarf.
Author: street artist Mata Ruda from Costa Rica
Address: ½ Taras Shevchenko Lane