In 2014 after rethinking their creative path, brothers came up with the name ZTWINS. Hence a new stage began, they started working together. Before that, since 2007, Yury and Anatoly have been working under separate pseudonyms. It was a time of experiments and active searching, time of making classical graffiti, its typical characters. From now on, ZTWINS depict architectural and industrial aesthetics in their artworks, they weave it all with geometric abstractions, and never afraid of experimenting. Architecture studies taught artists to pay attention to the context. "Before the work begins, we constantly explore sites: search for an area, observe the environment, choose the drawing place. Our artworks usually correlate with the context of the place" - artists say. In many cases, it is the ‘locus’ that sets the dynamics and overall feeling of work.
Born in Belgorod, Russia.
Now work and live in Saint-Petersburg. On the streets since 2007
Bachelor’s degree: Architecture at Belgorod State Technological University named after V. G. Shukhov
Master’s degree: Architecture at Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS
Personal exhibition at creative space FREELABEL, "New Holland", St. Petersburg, Russia
"Intersections" exhibition, Belgorod, Russia
Exhibition "Empty Place", House of Cultures, Moscow Russia
Installation "Monument-of-many", Monumenta, Leipzig, Germany
III Artmossphera, Biennial of street wave art, OFFLINE, Moscow, Russia
"Streetart Wonderland", Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Design-factory "Flacon X", Street Art Museum "Industry of Nature", Sochi, Russia
"New Collection" at CH "Gromov", St. Petersburg, Russia
"Subcultural localism", Faces&Laces, Moscow, Russia.
"Holiday Is Coming to You", Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
ART FAIRS & AUCTIONS
Sam Fair 2018, Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
RuArts, IV Auction of Street Wave Art, Moscow, Russia
"Museum of Freedom: Art of the Streets", "Russian Life" Magazine, July-August, Canada
The magazine “Esquire” N135. An article about artists from St. Petersburg, an illustration created for the magazine
Article "ZTwins from Belgorod", "Vltramarine" Online-magazine