Interesni Kazki – Colourful Street Art Surrealism comes to Cape Town

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

"Sadhu"  by Interesni Kazki in Varkala, North Cliff, Varkala Kalambalam Rd, Kerala, India 2013, Image Source  a-word-of-art.co.za

“Sadhu” by Interesni Kazki in Varkala, North Cliff, Varkala Kalambalam Rd, Kerala, India 2013, Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com

This week we’re all about art on Plascon Trends, and given yesterday’s lead in to the wealth of beautiful and colourful modern art we’re seeing at the moment, you’ll be pleased to know that next month sees the arrival of Ukranian artist Interesni Kazki. His works are a wonderful example of surrealist art, saturated with intense colour.

Interesni Kazki Art

"Sadhu"  by Interesni Kazki in Varkala, North Cliff, Varkala Kalambalam Rd, Kerala, India 2013, Image Source  a-word-of-art.co.za

“Sadhu” by Interesni Kazki in Varkala, North Cliff, Varkala Kalambalam Rd, Kerala, India 2013, Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com

"Sadhu"  by Interesni Kazki in Varkala, North Cliff, Varkala Kalambalam Rd, Kerala, India 2013, Image Source  a-word-of-art.co.za

“Sadhu” by Interesni Kazki in Varkala, North Cliff, Varkala Kalambalam Rd, Kerala, India 2013, Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com

Interesni Kazki comes to our shores as part of ongoing artists in residency projects by Woodstock-based gallery A Word Of Art in Cape Town. Next month is, of course, Earth Hour month (www.earthhour.org) and specifically it will be taking place on the 23rd of March. To mark this event and as part of the activities around this worthy cause, there will be a number of murals painted to create awareness around Earth Hour. Interesni Kazki will be one of the artists whose murals will form part of this body of work…

"Generation" Aec (Acrylic on canvas), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com/

“Generation” Aec (Acrylic on canvas), Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com/

Detail of "Generation" Aec (Acrylic on canvas), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

Detail of “Generation” Aec (Acrylic on canvas), Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com

Detail of "Generation" Aec (Acrylic on canvas), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

Detail of “Generation” Aec (Acrylic on canvas), Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com

His artworks are undoubtedly interesting and laden with dream-like symbolism, in 2-dimensional composition, which, although beautiful as acrylic on canvas pieces, take on an altogether different and magical quality when these elements are transposed onto walls and buildings…

"Choose a fire or water" Shors 2010, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

“Choose a fire or water” Shors 2010, Image Source: interesnikazki.blogspot.com

"Liqen"  Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

“Liqen”
Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

"Liqen"  Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

“Liqen”
Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

"Liqen"  Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

“Liqen”
Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

I find them intriguing; one could imagine wandering past such a wall and possibly giving it a cursory glance but then immediately being forced to stop in your tracks and spending time pouring over the imagery and detail.

"Waone and Seth", Kiev 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

“Waone and Seth”, Kiev 2012, Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

St. Ottilien, Bayern (Germany), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

St. Ottilien, Bayern (Germany), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

St. Ottilien, Bayern (Germany), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

St. Ottilien, Bayern (Germany), Image Source interesnikazki.blogspot.com

I, for one, will be keeping my little peepers wide open for examples of his work in Cape Town and we will of course be posting on the murals, as Plascon is a proud paint sponsor of this project. As always, we want to hear your thoughts – so what do you make of his work? Would you fancy some Interesni Kazki beautification of your neighbourhood or road, or maybe a workspace?

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