About the artist
Volodymyr Manzhos is an artist, known for his street art works and illustrations. Vladimir was born in 1981 near Kyiv. The art career of Vladimir Manzhos more known as Waone, begun in 1999. Artistic name WAONE, came from a real name Vladimir, popular in slavic contries, and it is a short friendly version as well. «Вован» (sounds like [Vavan]) was popular in post soviet 90's but written as Wa-One, which also referring to hip-hop aesthetics. Few years after he has been painting graffiti a s a member of Ingenious Kids crew in Kyiv. In 2003 he got bored of letters and together with Aec went to the next level of public art - visual storytelling. They have been painting big surreal murals with fantasticstories. They developed their unique style of contemporarymuralism with extraordinary ephemeral form of monumental art. In 2005 Waone and Aec established an artist duo - Interesni Kazki, which means «Interesting fairy tales» in ukrainian. Their murals are full of fairy characters, fine details, smooth gradients, symbols and stories. Next 10 years duo travel a lot. Inspiring by local cultures and traditions they paint murals expressing local flavor. Now their bright surreal paintings decorate the walls from Australia to Mexico.