My name is Vadim Mezzo and I am a street and fine artist from a cold and harsh place called Siberia. I reckon my artistic way started in the early childhood as I’ve always loved to draw something somewhere, but my way as a graffiti writer started in 2009.
Not so long ago I took part to a big and famous Russian Street Art Festival called «Stenograffia». After that I decided that street art and travels became an important part of my lifestyle. In the following years I started to develop my style in my country ‘til 2013, when I showed some of my skills in Germany. At that time some friends of mine were forming a graffiti crew named BrainMash, and I become a part of it.
Year after year I started to travel a lot around with the crew taking part to various Street Art Festivals and events in Europe and Asia as the Meeting of Styles (Mainz, London, Milano), Looperfest (Milano), Urban Giants (Milano), Smuk Fest (Skanderborg, Denmark), Magic City (Munich, Germany), Meeting Neighborhood (Beijing, China) and others.
Besides my teamwork I also do a lot of individual projects as Vadim Mezzo, interior and exterior commission works, painting canvases and drawing different digital stuff. Trying to experiment with styles, techniques and supports mixing graphic, realistic and abstract forms.
For example on my canvas I use a style that I prefer to call «PIXELPUNK». It looks like some kind of picturesque graphics mixed with pixels, glitches and other warped images mostly performed in bright and colorful palette. By the way, on a graffiti scene I’m known as comic/cartoonish graphic styler.
This time around I’m intended to keep my international mark as much as I can. So, if you want me on some festival, exhibition or other event, just let me know as I’m always keen for new projects!
Please tell me more about the inspiration behind “Braimash Crew”.