Site-specific painting, 2015
In May 2015, I commenced a programme of work that sought to 'erase' graffiti in public space. Equipped with a high visibility worker's vest I started "cleaning the city" from "vulgar" inscriptions and "hooligan" graffiti. The Moscow wall at the Kursky train station has become a site of the longest process and quite an unpredictable result.
The only criteria for recognition of the work as mark-making with artistic intent were the colour of the paint used, which did not match the colour of the wall. This distinctive feature often aroused suspicion among passersby, who repeatedly documented the graffiti removing process on the cameras of their smartphones.