Kostya August started painting when he was 11. By then he discovered the art of graffiti, which became his favourite medium. His early work mainly consisted of socially-oriented street art pieces, which later became an important point of self-criticism and developing his own unique style. By expanding his work to various genres and styles, Kostya August tried himself in many mediums – installation, oil painting on canvas, etc. The breaking point of his creative path was a simple leaf drawn on a building wall a decade ago. The yellow leaf, which the artist chose as his signature, became the main repeating symbol of his art. These leaves can be spotted in many cities around the world – there are few thousands of them. The artist invented his own creative method – called “postpattern” – an image based on a multiple similar elements, which, however, are not repeating, but rather create a whole indivisible structure. In his recent work Kostya August aims to create a strong sensation of vivid colour and emphasized ornamental structure. His artworks are a perfect combination of decorative thinking and authentic artistic approach, which emerged from the contemporary art practices. The artist uses a broad variety of sources for his inspiration – the traditional motives are often combined with the seeming sloppiness of a graffiti work. August’s creations are a brilliant example of Russian contemporary painting.
Born in 1986 in Moscow, Russia. Kostya August is a street artist from Russia, born in 1986. August is both his pseudonym and his birth month. At the end of 2008 proposed the idea of creating the first in Russia graffiti paint, now known as Arton. Since 2013 he’s moved on from graffiti to painting. Kostya August has exhibited his works in a number of exhibitions in Moscow in 2015.
The Project “Luch”, Street Decorations for the International Festival "Gavroche", Moscow (Russia)
The Project “Luch”, "Part of a Person", Moscow (Russia)
"Time for Art", Moscow (Russia)
"Art Who Art", Moscow (Russia)
"Faces and Laces", Moscow (Russia)