The Walls Have Eyes: Abandoned Spaces Given Graffiti Facelifts

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“Monster House” in Nizhny Novgorod

Two giant eyes stare out of a decrepit wall, and a mouth filled with large, white teeth yawns wide. It almost sounds like a scary scene from a horror movie, but the effect seen here is actually quite sweet and comical. The graffiti is the work of Russian street artist Nomerz, who transforms old buildings into wonderfully realistic faces.


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“Glutton” in St. Petersburg

Nikita Nomerz (as he is known) hails from the city of Nizhny Novgorod in western Russia, and the works shown here, collectively known as the “The Living Wall,” were painted during his travels around his native country. Nomerz prefers to create his street art in urban centers, particularly in abandoned places where he can work undisturbed.

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“Toothyman” in Ekaterinburg

Nomerz says his intention is not to destroy with his graffiti, but to create. “With my street art work, I fill the urban emptiness,” he told Global Street Art. He finds inspiration in cities, people, music, movies, and the work of other artists.

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