Zhukovsky district, 8a




Rustam Salemgaraev is a street artist who was born in 1985 in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. In 2003 he moved to Kazan where he studied at the Feshin Kazan Art College.

An enormous bird decorates the side wall of a five-story building. At first glance, it is an ordinary duck, but then the viewer will notice ships sinking in its feathers that look like waves.

Rustam’s pieces about imaginary fantasy worlds are realistic. The dreamy and calm mood of his paintings makes them stand out. Developing his visual language and technique, the artist works on both large-scale murals and canvases.


“The more art you see, the better. In Soviet times, we had mosaics, frescoes, etc. There were such works in Russia, even in Kazan. Murals are not new. Contemporary artists rework this classical art that can still affect, educate, and influence a person. Isn’t it wonderful to see an open-air art gallery way to school, university, or office instead of grey buildings?“

— Rustam said in an interview to