Street Artists TANAI and Ali Zakir
Ali Zakir: “It was on Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan. We decided to make something pleasant for the residents of the city. Previously, children were always drawn, as they are our future. Here they wanted to show the sun and a boy in a blue T-shirt – the colors of our flag, which mean a bright future.”
“Originally, we were into graffiti, and we were always interested in doing something big. Somewhere in 2010, we started painting murals for our own money. Then they started calling us to different cities. To date, we have already created about 30 paintings: in Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Kostanay, Karaganda, Taldykorgan, Atyrau and Aktau.”
We decided for ourselves that we should, regardless of the situation and difficulties, show our maximum on the wall
Drawing murals is not an easy thing, once again I am convinced of this. But even at the beginning of our journey, we decided for ourselves that we should, regardless of the situation and difficulties, show our maximum on the wall.
After all, the viewer sees only the result, it does not matter to him in what conditions it was all done. Just as they don’t wave their fists after a fight, so after drawing you can’t write that the weather was bad, circumstances interfered, etc.