OUCH’s first artistic efforts took place in the 90s in St Petersburg, Russia. OUCH was one of the first few trailblazers of the Street Art scene in St. Petersburg. His initial output was mainly emotional slogans graffitied on walls of public buildings. Since then, written statements became a vital element of the artist’s work, attesting to his admiration of the power of language, Russian, Spanish, English, French, or Japanese. In 2001, OUCH relocated to New York. While working towards his degree in Economics, he decided to pursue a full-time artistic career. Starting as a self-taught solitary urban trespasser tagging his name on New York walls, OUCH soon gained attention for his over posing large scale murals. In the early 2010s, OUCH expanded his endeavor to clothing, paper, and canvas. OUCH is charmed by the democratic qualities of the pop scene and his ability to deliver a powerful message through symbols of mass culture. The artist interprets vocabulary and iconic subjects to reflect on human progress's nature and its underlying value.
The artwork is a silk-screen & spray paint on the NYC bike map.