50 Of The Most Powerful Street Art Pieces Made In Support For Ukraine All Around The World
While civilian casualties rise as Putin continues his 12th day of military invasion in Ukraine, where men and women are fighting against the unprecedented aggression, street artists around the world are condemning Russia’s attack in their own way.
As artists, they have a voice to speak up and influence others, and a moral obligation to act against injustice. So they took their peaceful weapons to the streets and sprayed the walls with stunning, yet heartwrenching murals to support Ukraine.
The cities in Wales, Sweden, the US, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Scotland, Lithuania, Indonesia, and many more countries have now turned into urban galleries that not only openly criticize and mock Putin, but send support to the people of Ukraine and give hope to the world in turmoil. Below are some of the most touching examples that, although silently, speak louder than bombs.
I Stand With You Ukraine. Painted In Northcote Lane, Off City Road In Cardiff Today
Bored Panda reached out to Seth Globepainter, a Paris-based street artist whose mural of a little girl crushing tanks under her feet went viral on social media along with the works of other street artists who are creating art to support Ukraine. "This small girl symbolizes the courage of the Ukrainians faced with the Russian invasion,” Seth told us. This mural is located in the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood of Paris, the 13th arrondissement.
A New Mural Was Painted In Przechodnia Street, Pogorzelec Estate, Warsaw
Stand With Ukraine
Vitaliy Skakun, 26, young combat engineer. He sacrificed his life to blow up a bridge. He died on 24th of February in Putin's war on Ukraine. He died defending his country.
Polina was killed on Saturday, together with her parents on the streets of Kyiv. She was just a 4th grader.
Frankfurt-Based Artist Justus Becker Shows Solidarity With A 13-By-13-Meter Dove Of Peace
The bird, which has been emblazoned on a building facade in front of Frankfurt’s skyline since Monday, carries an olive branch in Ukraine's national colors.
A sign against the war and for Ukraine.
“I painted several occasions at a school in Donbas located in the heart of the conflict zone, where I witnessed incredible resilience from the children. They are the ones who inspired me to realize this work,” the artist explained.
Seth also said that although he does not usually express his views on current events, he knows “how important it is for the people living through this dramatic situation to know that we are thinking of them.” He added: “I painted this in Paris for the Ukrainian people, particularly for my friend Oleg who is still in Kyiv.”
The Mayor Of Vilnius Helped Create A Piece Of Art On The Same Street Opposite To The Russian Embassy, Which Says "Putin The Hague Is Waiting For You"
We also spoke with WOSKerski, an interdisciplinary artist based in London. Recently, he painted a beautiful mural of a woman dressed in a chunky knit hat, colored in bold Ukrainian flag colors. “I’m aware of how meaningless the online support is to the brave people of Ukraine fighting for their lives and their country but I still hope this little tribute will help somehow,” WOSKerski wrote on his Instagram adding that “let’s hope this madness ends soon.” The mural can be found in the Shoreditch area, London.
Local Graffiti Artists From Iasi, Romania Are Depicting The Astonishing Ukrainian Resistance On A Wall
“So first of all I have no idea who the girl is and originally she wasn’t wearing Ukrainian flag colors. So I changed quite a few bits when working on the design,” WOSKerski told us. “I was drawn to the portrait as I feel that her face expresses a mixture of outrage, fear and solemn determination to fight and I believe we are all equally outraged and shocked by what’s happening,” he explained.
“We can all support brave people of Ukraine by offering them shelter and supporting them financially, but as an artist, I strongly felt that it’s my duty and moral obligation to reach a wider audience and show both my support of Ukraine and also to raise awareness,” WOSKerski concluded
New Oil Pastel Wall Inspired By Delacroix, Tribute To The Resistance Of Ukrainian
Stand With Ukraine
I Painted This In St. George Skate Park This Morning In Support Of Ukraine
Mother Of Georgia Stands With Ukraine
Hope This S*** Will End As Soon As Possible! All My Support To The Ukrainian People! Peace, Not Fricking War
Stop The Frickin' War
New Piece To Show Support For Ukraine And Send Them Love And Prayers
Sunflower: The Symbol Of Solidarity For Ukraine
I Hope This Little Tribute Will Help Somehow
I’m aware of how meaningless the online support is to the brave people of Ukraine fighting for their lives and their country but I still hope this little tribute will help somehow. Let’s hope this madness ends soon.
Gdańsk, You Are Doing It Well
Peace For Ukraine
When The Power Of Love Overcomes The Love Of Power The World Will Know Peace. Jimi Hendrix
“It’s An Artist’s Duty To Reflect The Times In Which We Live” - Nina Simone
Slava Ukraini Mural In Sydney, Australia
Power To The People
My Thoughts Are With All The People Of Ukraine Who Have To Suffer A Madman With No Sense Of Humanity
This wall is at 3000 meters and may be the highest of Europe- I absolutely had plans to celebrate this fact with a different design, but could not when children are crying and innocent people are dying.
Ukraine stay strong!
If I Could Share This 1,000,000 Times I Would
No To The War, Stop The War
By Graffiti Artist John Viana In Lisbon, Portugal On Putin's War Against Ukraine
Pray For Ukraine
We Stand With You
No Means No
Fight For Your Rights
South London With A Message For Poots
Street Art With A Political Message: Solidarity With Ukraine
On the st. Galler Kreuzbleiche there is a wooden wall in front of the riding arena on which sprayers can legally let off steam. The graffiti on it currently has political content: it calls for solidarity with the people and for peace in Ukraine
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