Russian Artist Creates Venus de Milo from Scraps of Ads

PHOTO by zoomstreetart / Instagram
An unusual incarnation of the ancient goddess appeared on a façade in central Moscow

Zoom, an anonymous Moscow street artist, uploaded a picture of his new creation to his Instagram account – an image of Venus de Milo, assembled out scraps of advertisements.

The artwork, which Zoom called “Venus de Mosca” (“Venus of Moscow”), appeared on the wall of a building in the Bolshoi Palashevsky Lane. According to the artist, the object was not created directly on the wall, but was first prepared in the workshop.

“Each cluster had to be prepared separately and only then glued to the wall,” the artist commented.

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Zoom calls his genre a “street art without vandalism” as he tries to use not only traditional stencils and spray cans for self-expression, but also printed posters, painter’s tape and even out-of-use audio cassettes.

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“I have no illusions about the level of my work. Zoom is interesting only against the backdrop of a dreary cemetery which Moscow represents in terms of street art. Of course, I am pleased when I am called an artist, but honestly, what kind of artist am I? Egon Schiele or Van Gogh are artists, but my goals are different. I'm just a figure of pop culture, a street designer. I'm not pushing anything out of myself, I just enjoy it,” the artist told the Afisha.Daily online magazine in an interview last year.