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Sasha is born in 1987 in Kirovsk. Since 2009, he started his conscious work on the street as a graffiti artist. Along the way, Sasha developed his preferred art style in which he started to focus on the creation of portraits with spray paints on canvas. The peculiarity of his creative work is the representation of the “characters” (pictures), namely portraits and not fonts.
 

Sasha’s works are characterised with an entwinement of styles and different techniques such as photorealism, pop art, decorative painting, expressive conceptualism, spray, oil, acrylic paints, etc. Since 2014, Sasha started to participate in street art projects and graffiti festivals in Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Georgia, Turkey.

 

Overall, he has created more than 40 large-scale murals around the world. Sasha’s favourite art subjects for his creations are something about believing in oneself, harmony between internal and external self as well as the freedom of choice in life.  Besides creating artworks, Sasha also collaborates with NGOs such as The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Sky Art Foundation in organising various social and urban projects.

Sasha Korban
(Kirovsk, Ukraine)
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Based in George Town, Penang, Bibichun is an artist who concerns himself with issues such as authorship, identity and what construes as a “public site” in the context of George Town (Penang). Bibichun sees the art on public walls as a better medium to reach the urban folks in presenting his subjects of art. He is always looking forward to watching people’s reaction on his creations in the public sites as part of his research on the relation between the different art contents and the different groups of people at the different venues.

 

Besides actively participating in urban or street art projects and events, Bibichun is also an experienced fine artist who has participated in multiple group exhibitions and festivals around the world including Urban Folklore (Kunstraum, Innsbruck in Austria), Weapon of Mass Change, G40 (Art Whino, Maryland in U.S.) and Beyond Pressure Contemporary Art Festival (Yangon in Myanmar). Todays, Bibichun’s murals could be seen in cities of Malaysia (i.e. George Town, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, etc.) as well as in Medan, Indonesia and Shanghai, China.

Khor Zew Wey (Bibichun)
(George Town, Penang)