The enigmatic author toured areas devastated by Russian attacks
Bnaksy confirmed his presence in Ukraine last week with an Instagram post of Borodyanka graffiti (Ed Ram/Getty Images)
British street artist Banksy has confirmed that he has created seven murals in various places in Ukraine, which include the capital, kyiv, and some of the towns hardest hit by Russian bombing, reported the specialized media The Art Newspaper.
The first work in Ukraine of the vindictive artist appeared on November 12. It was a graffiti on the wall of a ruined building in the Ukrainian city of Borodyanka , on the outskirts of kyiv, confirmed by the artist himself on his Instagram account.
Since then, according to the art magazine, speculation about the anonymous artist's presence in Ukraine had increased and, to date, a total of seven works have appeared.
Graffiti in Hostomel. The magazine confirmed that they are by Banksy (Reuters)
Banksy's work in Horenka (Reuters)
One of the murals depicts a judo fight between a man and a boy, who manages to knock the adult down with a key and knock him to his feet. backs to the ground
According to the magazine, the man could be a representation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is a black belt in judo.
The judo fight, a possible allusion to Vladimir Putin, in Borodyanka (AFP)
Another mural shows two children using one of the metal traps used to stop tanks as a seesaw, while a third mural, painted inside the ruins of a bombed-out building, shows a gymnast doing a headstand exercise, The Art Newspaper explained.
The outlet ensures that Banksy has confirmed the authorship of these works, as well as four others works with different reasons related to the conflict in Ukraine.
Another Banksy work, according to the magazine, is the one that appeared on the wall of a bomb-damaged building in Irpin, a town northwest of kyiv. It shows a gymnast doing a pirouette with a ribbon, above a hole in the wall.
Graffiti in Irpin (AFP )
Banksy mural in kyiv (EFE)
The magazine recalls that the new works are the first public murals by Banksy in more than a year, although the British artist has previously captured some of his vindictive graffiti in other conflict territories, such as the West Bank, as an expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
“It's unbelievable that Banksy is here on Borodianka,” Bogdan Mashay, a journalist for Ukrainian television, told AFP.
“It's a symbol that we are unshakable,” he said. Oleksiy Savochka, 32, referring to the mural. “Our country is unbreakable,” he added.
(With information from EFE and AFP)