Introducing P183: The Russian "Bankski"

Here's some work by the Russian street artist P183, who's being hailed as the Banksy of his homeland, much to his annoyance.
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Here's some work by the Russian street artist P183, who's being hailed as the Banksy of his homeland, much to his annoyance.

He’s recently spoken out about how he never sought to emulate Banksy, has created huge sprawling murals of protesters waving flares around – which is lit up with actual fire, and was sickened to discover Banksy actually sells his work for profit... introducing Russia’s most prolific street artist: P183, or “Bankski” as the British press seem so obsessed with calling him, much to the man’s disdain.

In a recent interview in The Guardian, P183 said: “I fully understand that we both have a common cause, but I never sought to emulate him or anyone else.”

He has also said that the Putin situation is “all sewn with white thread”, which is a reference to a little know Russian idiom, which uses the idea of a tailor pre-joining material in a hurry with temporary thread to hide any visible tears. P183 is essentially saying that he feels Putin’s government is one built upon lies with its corruption hidden clumsily within the fold. No guesses for who’s just ended up on their watch list...

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