AEC INTERESNI KAZKI
Renowned for his amazing visual imagery, Aleksei Bordusov aka Aec Interesni Kazki is a Ukrainian street artist whose surrealist work is embodied in walls around the world.
His bright and intriguing murals, inspired by science, religion, mythology, cosmology, myths and past times, are full of color and often accompanied by black and white drawings of their own.
The highly detailed pieces of Aec appear as if they came from a fairy tale populated by colorful imaginary creatures that often seem to be in motion. The comparison with the fairytale characters is not involuntary, as their nickname, Interesni Kazki, literally means "interesting fairy tales" and was also the name of a team of an artistic duo made up of Aec and Vladimir Manzhos Waone.
Aec Interesni Kazki obtained basic knowledge and drawing and painting skills during his architecture studies at Art Academy. Upon graduating he realized that he does not want to pursue a career as an architect, but just wants to focus on art. It was at the end of the 1990s when he began to paint on the streets of Kiev as part of the great graffiti team, Ingenious Kids (IK), however, after several years of bombing in the city, painting public walls and trains, He got bored.
In 2005, Aec partnered with one of the members of IK Waone to create pieces composed of characters without letters, inspired by murals from other parts of the world, particularly Brazil.
Aec and Waone formed Interesni Kazki, a duo that became known for its unique style of contemporary muralism with graffiti roots. Fusing Ukrainian science fiction, fantasy, religion and culture, they created their own dream universe inhabited by mysterious subjects.
After more than a decade of fruitful collaboration and numerous street pieces made by Interesni Kazki, the duo split in May 2016 and both Aec and Waone decided to follow their dreams as solo artists.
Throughout the years of artistic work, Aleksei has developed his own technical skills and has gone from styling to more realistic and anatomical images, focusing on colors, nuances and shapes. Although he experimented with different techniques, he realized that the traditional brush technique gives him more opportunities than others, so nowadays he mainly works with rollers, brushes and acrylic paints. Aec also works with acrylics and brushes on canvas and uses ink cartridges to make drawings on paper. Some of them colored them with watercolors, inspired by a illustration technique from past centuries books.