Katerina Voronina
Brave Wall. Portrait of Marielle Franco

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Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The main theme of this project was women who fight/fought for human rights. I was deeply moved by the story of Marielle Franco, a Brazilian human rights activist. In my mural I wanted to emphasise the freedom of a woman to decide for herself who she wants to be. That's why behind the silhouette of Marielle you can see different women of different professions and hobbies.

How was the illustration used:
This is a mural on a 10-story building in Berlin (Kreuzberg) Gitschiner Str. 64

How did you make this work:
I painted this mural by myself along with some help from a painting assistant for this project, Emily Eldridge.We had a special machine with a cradle that we could operate and use like an elevator. For safety reasons, we were strapped into the cradle the entire time we were working on the Mural. Acrylic paints, brushes, rollers, 6 days of productive work

Commissioner Name :
Amnesty International deutschland, Urban Nation museum Berlin
Commissioner Company :
Amnesty International Deutschland, Urban Nation Berlin
Commissioned for:
The working flow went through @yesandpro who helped organising art supplies, equipment etc

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British Higher School of Design (BHSAD), Moscow
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Currently Based:
Berlin Germany

Katerina Voronina was born, raised and studied art in Moscow. In 2016 she decided to try her hand abroad and moved to Tel Aviv. In 2018, her next emigration step - Berlin (where she resides now) Katerina illustrates magazine articles and children books, paints murals and creates screen prints, also she is an avid sketcher.