Substations of Sverdlovsk power engineers turned into art objects


For each substation, the artists made a unique sketch
A photo: press service of JSC “Oblkommunenergo”

Five substations of the company “Oblkommunenergo” in Verkhnyaya Pyshma were turned into art objects. They were decorated by young artists as part of the Ural Motives Graffiti and Street Art Festival. URA.RU was told about this in the press service of the energy company.

“Our transformer substations are located throughout the city. These are important energy facilities for the power supply of residents. However, these are also objects of urban space, which often makes them a “canvas” for self-expression: rude inscriptions and indecent drawings appear on the walls. One of the ways to combat such use of energy facilities was cooperation with the Ural Motives festival. Its participants transform our substations, turning them into objects of street art and decorating the city,” says Sergey Morozov, head of the Vershnepyshminsky RKES of Oblkommunenergo JSC.

A unique image was developed for each of the five substations. The festival was attended by artists from four cities of the Sverdlovsk region: Yekaterinburg, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Gorny Shield and Nizhny Tagil. As URA.RU was told in the press service of the energy company, earlier art objects had already appeared in Polevskoye, Kamyshlov and Nizhny Tagil.

“We have been holding the festival since 2019, and every year more and more designers, artists, and graffiti artists gather for it. Our common efforts are aimed at developing graffiti as a special kind of art, distinguishing between vandalism and street culture, which has its own canons and rules,” says Grigory Makarov, graffiti artist and coordinator of the Ural Motifs festival.

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Five substations of the company “Oblkommunenergo” in Verkhnyaya Pyshma were turned into art objects. They were decorated by young artists as part of the Ural Motives Graffiti and Street Art Festival. URA.RU was told about this in the press service of the energy company. “Our transformer substations are located throughout the city. These are important energy facilities for the power supply of residents. However, these are also objects of urban space, which often makes them a “canvas” for self-expression: rude inscriptions and indecent drawings appear on the walls. One of the ways to combat such use of energy facilities was cooperation with the Ural Motives festival. Its participants transform our substations, turning them into objects of street art and decorating the city,” says Sergey Morozov, head of the Vershnepyshminsky RKES of Oblkommunenergo JSC. A unique image was developed for each of the five substations. The festival was attended by artists from four cities of the Sverdlovsk region: Yekaterinburg, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Gorny Shield and Nizhny Tagil. As URA.RU was told in the press service of the energy company, earlier art objects had already appeared in Polevskoye, Kamyshlov and Nizhny Tagil. “We have been holding the festival since 2019, and every year more and more designers, artists, and graffiti artists gather for it. Our common efforts are aimed at developing graffiti as a special kind of art, distinguishing between vandalism and street culture, which has its own canons and rules,” says Grigory Makarov, graffiti artist and coordinator of the Ural Motifs festival.

The article is in Russian

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