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Morik was born in 1982. Even though he has obtained two higher educational qualifications in philology and economics at the Novosibirsk State University, he always looking forward to connecting his life with visual arts. In 1998, Morik started to explore hip hop culture and graffiti art through the Internet. He has then built up the skills of spray-painting and began to experiment with fonts.

 

In the mid-2000s, together with artist Andrey Berger (Aber), Morik started to organise different graffiti and street art events including Paint Methods festival which took place in the major cities of Siberia in Russia. During 2010s, he began to experiment with different subjects and techniques, particularly the mix of abstract and figurative paintings, exploring the modern art trends. He focuses on the texture of material and typographic elements.

 

Morik has participated in art exhibitions held not only in Russia but also in Europe and the United States. He collaborates a lot with street art galleries all over the world and frequently participates in major international street art festivals in Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, etc.

Marat Danilyan (Morik) (Novosibirsk, Russia)
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