Egor Koshelev originally studied in the Department of Monumental Painting at the Stroganov University of Arts and Industry in Moscow. Exposed daily to the aesthetics of the Soviet monumental style, he went on to appropriate the latter to suit his individual needs, whilst at the same time fusing it with that other stable of post-Soviet public intervention - graffiti. Today, Koshelev has developed his own unique visual language fusing high and low, official and unofficial art. Through this postmodern approach Koshelev subverts conventions surrounding the design of public art (both in Russia and internationally) and conceives contemporary monuments – characterised by their vivid, day-glo colours and vigorous painterly gestures. 

Egor Koshelev

The Astro-Hipster, 2012

  • INTERVIEW: Our Editor Theodora Clarke meets Russian artist Egor Koshelev at the Regina Gallery Link

    INTERVIEW: Our Editor Theodora Clarke meets Russian artist Egor Koshelev at the Regina Gallery

    Theodora Clarke, Russian Art+Culture October 3, 2012