Street Artist Sasha Korban
Sasha Korban is a talented and renowned Ukrainian street artist, best known for his distinctive murals that have captured the attention of art enthusiasts around the world. Born in 1987 in Kirovskoye, a small town in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Korban began his artistic journey by creating graffiti in his hometown during the early 2000s.
Korban’s artistry truly blossomed when he moved to Kyiv, where he started to develop his unique style by blending elements of realism, symbolism, and abstraction. His captivating murals often depict human figures and faces, reflecting a broad range of emotions and experiences. These powerful images speak to the human condition and the shared experiences that connect us all, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries.
Sasha Korban’s work has been featured in numerous national and international street art festivals, including Mural Social Club, Art United Us, and Mural Istanbul. His artwork graces the walls of cities across Europe and beyond, from Kyiv and Moscow to Istanbul and Paris.
In addition to his incredible talent as a muralist, Korban is also a socially conscious artist, often using his work to raise awareness about pressing issues such as the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
His art is a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and our collective ability to overcome adversity.
As a leading figure in the contemporary street art scene, Sasha Korban continues to inspire and captivate audiences with his evocative and thought-provoking creations. His work is a testament to the power of art to communicate, heal, and bring people together, making the world a more vibrant and connected place.
Sasha Korban: “The day will come, when the war is over… To the ones who will see their beloved ones again and the ones who will not.”
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Break the Circle
Sasha Korban: The best safeguard against domestic violence is the confidence of women in their unconditional value and dignity. And now in Mykolaiv, Ukraine you can see my new mural “Embrace yourself”, that reminds: every woman deserves happiness.
The image of a fragile girl gently hugging her shoulders refers to a psychological method used in therapy for women who have experienced domestic violence. This simple action helps you to feel safe and regain contact with your body.
The mural has created with support of UNFPA Ukraine as a part of an information campaign “Break the Circle” in collaboration with Sky Art Foundation. Its creation is timed to the worldwide campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”. Embrace yourself and your loved ones. And remember, that you deserve to be respected and to be happy simply because you exist.
Finding a good balance in life
Sasha Korban: This mural supports the idea of finding a good balance in life. The young fragile girl reflects the human’s internal harmony together with the joy of existence. A bunch of chairs is a metaphor for the world’s chaos and the diversity of different moments we all go through – positive, tragic, happy and sad. They make us balance and find the harmony. The project is organized by International Human Rights Organization Truth Hounds
Sasha Korban: It is the fourth year of war in my country. There are thousands of broken hearts and lost beloved ones, ruined families, injured bodies and souls. Milana is a six-year-old girl who faced the war three years ago. But she was stronger than any war. Her little and yet brave heart conquered everything. I have dedicated my piece to Milana as I do believe she is a real symbol of the true hope.
Harmony and Balance
Sasha Korban: With this symbolic artwork I have been trying to show an importance of the harmony and balance in everything, and most importantly to find it inside oneself.