Description of the container:
No commentary is needed here – Ostrava is just as we all know it. Maybe a simple exclamation point should be added. The design created by Khoma with Vanelli was sprayed by Phormel over several days. Ostrava’s container was the most difficult of all to complete. (Thanks Oto!)
Address where the container is located:
Ostrava, Dr. Martínka 3
Nikola Vavrous (Khoma) (28/10/1985, Havířov)
Nikola is the head of the entire project and took charge to make sure everything went ahead as planned from the design preparation phase, to their installations as painted work on the individual containers. Nikola has created since birth. He was smitten by the world of graffiti from the age of 12, and he gradually began creating his own work. He soon learned that the adrenaline rush just wasn’t his cup of tea and instead began looking for ways to create large-scale paintings on city streets. He initiated the establishment of many legal spaces for sprayers in the Moravian-Silesian Region and has organised travelling street art festivals since 2008 to support artists, schools, companies and public entities while bringing art to city streets. He creates custom works for interior and exterior for both individuals and companies. He also paints and creates large-format murals. Other artists are often brought in to collaborate on many projects.
“I perceive demand as energy that returns to me by what I transmit. That’s why any project that makes sense to me is a challenge. Connecting illustrators, the digital world and painting, combining a motif of the city and sorting e-waste represented a tremendous opportunity for me to use everything I known and I believe that the result with evoke joy in everyone who encounters our work on the street.”
Nelli Plevová (VANELLI) (*20/05/1999, Havlíčkův Brod)
Her story begins when she was just a toddler and she used to sit in the middle of a huge wrapping paper with a pile of crayons. She could sit for hours and hours and draw alone. Her fascination with shapes, colours and the creation process itself has increased with age. When she inadvertently got into the computer graphics studio instead of illustration after enrolling at the Secondary Art School in Ostrava, she had no idea how much she would expand her artistic expression. Today she is involved in creating all kinds of art, from free illustration, to interior design, applied graphics and functional graphics as a means of visual communication. She is currently preparing her own art brand.
“It was a pleasure for me to be a part of a project that makes sense. Linking the topics of ecology and e-waste to the region itself was initially a challenge for me, but the whole creative process was all the more interesting in the end.”
Oto Vehovsky (Phormel) (11/10/1982 *, Ostrava)
I earn my living as a freelance artist, doing custom design and creative work, painting exteriors, interiors and painting paintings, mostly in a non-analogue form. My biggest hobby is graffiti. I am also a member of a group of artists called Bulldozero, which has participated in the artistic beautification of our home town of Ostrava. In the past, I have exhibited my paintings many times in many different places, from clubs to galleries. After a nearly two-year pause due to a serious accident, when I had to learn how to do everything all over again, I am now ready to face new colour challenges…