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Foto: © Tobias Schult Photography

Wenngleich er sich gar nicht als solchen sieht, zählt Vladimir Gupalov alias NOOTK zu den namhaftesten Street Artists der Welt. Seine Kunst bezeichnet er eher als „Mischung aus zeitgenössischer Grafik und Graffiti“. Er lebt und arbeitet als Grafiker und Illustrator in Moskau. Zusammen mit einem Freund betreibt er außerdem das Klamottenlabel NOOTKNOOT, wo er selbstentworfene Prints auf Textil verewigt. Vor Kurzem war er übrigens im Rahmen der MTV ART HOUSE MOSCOW TOUR für vier Events in Deutschland, wo er riesenhafte Matryoshkas live bemalte.

 

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ME.

 

WHAT DOES THE WORD „DOING“ MEAN IN YOUR WORLD?

It means, that you are not wasting your time – you are person who is needed.

WHAT DOES „DOING NOTHING“ MEAN IN YOUR WORLD?

It is like a „time-out“ from the city mess and the stress. It is important to take some time for yourself to get new energy.

 

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YOUR WORK

 

1. IT ALL STARTED WHEN..

I got the whole idea of it.

2. TO ME MY JOB IS LIKE…

a lifestyle.

3. A NORMAL DAY AT WORK IS USUALLY LIKE THIS:

I start to work and I don’t stop until I am satisfied with my piece.

4. THE BIGGEST INFLUENCES ON MY WORK HAVE BEEN…

my friends and other artists around me.

5. MY LATEST PROJECT IS CALLED:

NOOTKNOOT – my streetwear brand, which I made with my friend Roman Stefantsov.

6. IT’S ABOUT…

stuff we really like – and want to share!

 

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YOUR LIFE

 

1. THIS IS WHAT I AM TODAY:

I am still trying to find a way to describe that

2. THIS IS WHAT MY PARENTS ALWAYS WANTED:

Actually I don’t know..but I hope this is it.

3. THIS IS WHAT I PICTURED TO BE EASIER IN LIFE:

Working…

4. AND THIS IS WHAT I PICTURED TO BE A LOT HARDER:

Doing something by yourself.